Indian-origin kid Rahul wins UK Child Genius show. He has an IQ higher than that of Einstein and Hawking.
Rahul Doshi, a 12-year-old Indian-origin boy, has done India proud by winning a keenly fought battle for the title of UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition.
In the final, he amazingly answered all the questions right. The schoolboy from north London bagged the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.
He bet Ronan, 9, by a huge margin of 10-4 in the finale last night in London.
In the final, Rahul impressed the audience and TV viewers with knowledge of his chosen subject – Edward Jenner’s medical innovation and methodology in 18th Century England.
He is believed to be having an IQ higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
After winning the title in the show aired by Channel 4, Rahul said: “It didn’t sink in straight away, but it was really nice.”
His father Minesh works as an IT manager and mother Komal is a pharmacist.
In the final, the candidates showed their skills in maths, English, spelling, history and memory powers. Rahul had consistently scored high through various rounds and had been a favourite throughout.
Audiences dropped their jaws after Rahul correctly memorised the order of a pack of cards.
On his strategy in the final, Rahul said: “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.”
On his ambition he said he wants to become a financial adviser.
Since he has an IQ higher than the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, Rahul qualifies to be a member of Mensa club – the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world.