Renowned Mathematician Smt Shakuntala Devi passed away at the age of 80, on 21st April 2013. She was suffering from Respiratory Problems and later developed heart and Kidney problems and was being treated in a hospital in Bangalore since two weeks.
What are achievements of Smt Shakuntala Devi ?
Ms Devi held Guinness World Record for lightning fast calculations.She had the ability to ascertain the day, given the date in the last century.
In 1977, she calculated 23rd root of a 201 digit number in just 50 secs. Adding to her distinctions, in the year 1980, she multiplied two 13 digit numbers given to her randomly by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London in just 28 secs.
She authored several books, to name a few. Fun with Numbers, Puzzles to Puzzle you, and Awaken the Genius in Your Child.