Born on April 23, 1993, the boy genius wouldn’t take long to surprise mankind. Before he hit one year, Akrit Pran Jaswal was already walking and talking. This was just at the tender age of 10 months. By the time he was two, he was reading and writing. Not just reading anything; he was well versed with Shakespeare by the time he was five. Now, he is busy talking matters chemistry, and not just other chemistry – he’s discussing with top minds in the world about oral gene therapy as he strives to find the cure for cancer.
When he was just a little boy, Akrit Jaswal had already built a reputation among the locals as a medical genius. His I.Q. has been put at an astounding 146, the highest of any boy of his age in India, the second most populous nation with over a billion people. Something great got to come out of that, no doubt.
Akrit proved again his surgical skills on a young girl aged eight who had burnt her fingers as a toddler, all fused together and tangled into a ball. Her family was poor and could not afford surgery. After hearing about a young boy who could perform surgical procedures, they decided to try their luck. The operation proved successful and word traveled far and fast, and in 2011, Akrit Jaswal found his genius mind engaging Oprah.
He is pursuing a Masters degree in applied chemistry. Earlier this year, he was invited to Imperial College to meet with Professor Mustafa Djamgoz, a world renowned research biologist, and his colleague Anup Patel to prove that his ideas about cancer are realistic and worth pursuing.