About Shakuntala Devi
Shakuntala Devi, The Human-Computer was born Orthodox Hindu family on 4 November 1929 (Monday), in the semi-slum area in Gavipuram, Guttahalli, Bangalore, India. As she was born in a financially poor family, she had to struggle a lot. At the age of 3 when kids used to play with toys she used to play with playing cards and numbers.
At the age of 10, while she was studying in school, she was been asked to leave as she couldn't afford it, because of which she couldn't receive her formal education. Her father, Bishaw Mitra Mani circus performer and was a roadshow who used to perform street shows in playing cards.
She used to help her father earn for her family by, showcasing her talent in roadshows by doing card tricks and by doing quick calculations. This is where her father realized that she is very good with her memories and she has got the extraordinary power of calculations.
In the year 1960, she got married to Paritosh Banerjee who is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service from Kolkata. She got a daughter named Anupama Banerjee. She is a mathematician, writer, speaker, astrologer, and social worker. She has traveled around the globe to demonstrate all her talents to the world.
She has won many awards like
'Distinguished Woman of the Year Award' 'Ramanujan Mathematical Genius Award' 'Guinness Book of World Records' 'Lifetime Achievement Award'
She has written more than 20 books covering various social issues, rural development, and women empowerment.
She has even stood against Indra Gandhi for the people of Madak.
Above all, even after achieving so many things, she was down to the earth and a great human being.