Rahul Doshi crowned as ‘Child Genius’ in UK

Aug 21, 2017 10:10 IST
Rahul Doshi crowned as ‘Child Genius’ in UK

A 12-year-old Indian-origin boy, Rahul Doshi, on 20 August 2017 was crowned as the UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition.

Rahul Doshi, who a few days a back became an overnight sensation after answering all questions correctly in previous rounds, won the Channel 4 show 'Child Genius' by defeating his nine-year-old opponent Ronan 10-4 in the programme's finale.

He had become an overnight sensation earlier this week after he answered all questions correctly. The school boy from north London clinched the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.

Rahul Doshi believed to be having an IQ higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, impressed with the knowledge of his chosen subject - Edward Jenner's medical innovation and methodology in 18th Century England.

Rahul, whose ambition is to become a financial adviser, had revealed his strategy for the final as: "The key is to block out everything else and remain calm. So just focus on your goal. Mine was to answer as many questions as I could correctly and that helped me stay calm and do quite well in the early stages."

Rahul has an IQ of 162, which is believed to be higher than the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, and qualifies him to be a member of Mensa club - the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world

Twenty contestants aged eight to 12 were whittled down to win over the course of a week as part of the 'Child Genius' 2017 series.


(Source: PTI)

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