It is not every day that someone is compared to celebrated scientists like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. You got to be really brilliant and achieve something extraordinary in order to have your name included in the same league as that of globally renowned intellectuals.
Most of us get elated at getting full marks in class and keep boasting of it for years. But here is a girl who hasn't stepped into her teens yet but has made India and UK proud by achieving a rare score at Mensa's IQ test.
Let's know more this girl.
She is a 12-year-old girl of Indian origin who lives in Cheshire county, UK. Rajgauri Pawar who studies at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls has made India and UK proud by excelling at Mensa's IQ test.
She took the British Mensa IQ test in Manchester last month and beat the IQ score of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. You will be surprised to know that she is among 1 percent of people in the world to have accomplished the feat.
The genius girl scored 162 in the IQ test, which is the highest possible IQ for people under 18 years of age.
Counted among the world's most exclusive clubs, Mensa is the oldest and the largest IQ society in the world. Rajgauri Pawar has now become a member of the British Mensa IQ Society after scoring an incredible 162 in its IQ test.
According to Mensa, Miss Pawar is among 20,000 people in the world to have achieved the score. Out of the total figure, 1,500 are children.
In a brief interview with Times of India, Rajgauri Pawar said, "I was a little nervous before the test but it was fine and I'm really pleased to have done so well."
Her father Dr Surajkumar Pawar who is a research scientist from Baramati (Pune) is presently working with University of Manchester. He told NDTV, "This wouldn't have been possible without the efforts of her teachers and the support that my daughter enjoys every day at school."
The benchmark for this IQ test is 140. Rajgauri Pawar secured 162, beating geniuses like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Speaking of her accomplishment, Rajgauri Pawar told Indian Express, "I am just feeling on top of the world; I can't explain it in words. It's an honour for me to represent India on foreign soil and achieve such a feat."
She said the test was a mixed bag with some easy questions at the beginning. But it got tougher towards the end. The major challenge was to complete the test on time. "So, you are basically judged based on your ability to manage time and the correctness of your answers," she said.