11-year-old child prodigy clears secondary school in southern India

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By NTD Newsroom
April 17, 2017World News
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An 11-year-old boy in southern India’s Hyderabad city has passed his senior secondary exams (Grade 12). The child prodigy, Agastya Jaiswal, is the youngest boy in Telangana State to do so.

Agastya, who is a student at St. Mary’s Junior College, scored 63 percent on the Telangana State board exams. The result was announced on April 16.

Agastya is not the only smart one in the family. His elder sister, Naina, passed higher secondary exams (Grade 10) at the age of 8 and senior secondary two years later. She was the first girl from Asia to do so. Naina, now 17, has enrolled in a doctorate degree program.

The children’s father, Ashwani Kumar, said, “Today is a day of happiness as my both children have created history in India and I want other children to become like them as anyone can be like them. ”

Agastya said he was never forced by his parents to study, his father only told him to enjoy education. He wants to become a doctor when he grows up.

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