Her zodiac sign was Scorpio. At the age of 3, Shakuntala started exhibiting some advanced skills in numbers, and by the time she reached 5, she could calculate cube roots. Her father discovered her ability to memorise numbers and took her on tours and roadshows and displayed her ability to calculate. Soon, she garnered much attention and started earning money with her talent. Shakuntala, then, visited various universities in southern India. When she was six, she displayed her skills at the University of Mysore.
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Her father left the circus and took her on road shows that displayed her ability at calculation. She did this without any formal education. At the age of six, she demonstrated her arithmetic abilities at the University of Mysore. In , Shakuntala Devi moved to London with her father. Shakuntala was a mathematical prodigy with an uncanny ability to memorise numbers. In , at the Imperial College of London, she correctly multiplied two digit numbers in only 28 seconds.
The feat was even more remarkable because it included the time to recite the digit solution! GENIUS The numbers—7,,,, and 2,,,,—were selected at random by a computer, and the answer is 18,,,,,,,,! It earned her a place in the edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Shakuntala Devi explained many of the methods she used to do mental calculations in her book Figuring: The Joy of Numbers.
They were divorced in In , she contested in the Lok Sabha elections as an independent, from Mumbai South and from Medakin part of Telangana presently.
In Medak she stood against Indira Gandhi, she stood ninth, with votes 1. Shakuntala Devi returned to Bangalore in the early s. Over the following two weeks she suffered from complications of the heart and kidneys. She died in the hospital on 21 April She was 83 years old. She is survived by her daughter, Anupama Banerjee. On 4 November , Shakuntala Devi was honoured with a Google Doodle on what would have been her 84th birthday.
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