Mathematician, ‘human computer’ Shakuntala Devi dies

Mathematician, ‘human computer’ Shakuntala Devi dies

Mathematical genius Shakuntala DeviShakuntalaDevi died at a hospital in Bangalore today following respiratory problems. She was 80. She was hospitalised a couple of weeks ago for critical respiratory problems.

Shakuntala Devi found a slot in the Guinness Book of World Record for her outstanding ability and wrote numerous books like ‘Fun with Numbers’, ‘Astrology for You’, ‘Puzzles to Puzzle You’, and ‘Mathablit’. She had the ability to tell the day of the week of any given date in the last century in a jiffy.

She was nicknamed “human computer” for her ability to make complex mental calculations.

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