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Akrit Jaswal – The Seven Year Old Surgeon

Akrit Jaswal

Akrit Jaswal

Akrit Jaswal (born April 23, 1993) is an Indian adolescent who has been hailed as a child prodigy who has gained fame in his native India as a physician, despite never having attended medical school. He gained fame for performing surgery at the age of seven. He is a Hindu Rajput of Jaswal clan from Himachal Pradesh India.

According to his mother Raksha Kumari Jaswal, Akrit was an early starter, skipped the toddler stage and started walking. He started speaking in his 10th month and was reading Shakespeare at the age of 5[citation needed]. Akrit developed a passion for science and anatomy at an early age. Doctors at local hospitals took notice and started allowing him to observe surgeries when he was 6 years old. Inspired by what he saw, Akrit read everything he could on the topic. When he was 7 years old an impoverished family heard about his amazing abilities, they asked if he would operate on their daughter for free. Her surgery was a celebrated success. Someday, he hopes to continue his studies at Harvard University.

He became India’s youngest university student studying for a BSc in a Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. He is currently studying for a masters degree in applied chemistry. He possesses books such as Gray’s Anatomy, and textbooks on surgery, anaesthesia, anatomy, physiology, cancer, and others. Akrit claims to have mastered them with his daily habit of studying for an hour. He has an estimated IQ of 146 from a single test.

Watch a documentary on him below.

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Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

5 thoughts on “Akrit Jaswal – The Seven Year Old Surgeon

  1. Jaydeep Sadadiya says:

    I wanna talk with this li’ll Genius… Devang, Can u please get me his contact detalis?

    1. I found his details via internet only, so I’m not in direct touch with him.

      But if you do some some research at internet about him, you might get his contact details.

      Glad you found this interesting.

  2. Harnish Jani. says:

    મને પોતાને સાત વરસના સર્જન પાસે ઓપરેશન કરાવવનું પસંદ ન પડે-ઓછામાં ઓછા દસ વરસ તો હોવા જોઇએ- સાત વરસનો સર્જન કદાચ મારું વિસર્જન કરી દે તો?

    1. As always, a full of humor reply from you Harnishbhai.

  3. Jigar Patel says:

    Very talented boy indeed. I saw the documentary on this boy about 3 years ago and found this boy a perfect example of…. “Talent being arrogant”.

    He has a lot of potential but not the best attitude to make the best out of it. For instance, i remember the way he spoke to those top professors from London (who actually gave this boy an opportunity and time). He was just too arrogant about his ability and his mother was surprisingly supporting it. May be that is why we never heard about this boy again…

    This talent with humbleness would change the world.

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