Name: Akrit Jaswal
Super Power: Advance Intelligence
Born April 23, 1993, Jaswal never attended medical school, and yet in his native country of India, he is widely known as a physician. When he was very young, instead of starting with crawling, he skipped right to learning how to walk. At the age of 10 months, he said his first words. By age 4 he was reading Shakespeare. When he was 7, he met an 8-year-old girl whose fingers had been burnt as a baby and fused together. He performed an operation to separate her fingers -- that same year. Today he pursues degrees in botany, chemistry and zoology at Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, making him India's youngest university student. He hopes to one day attend Harvard.
Jaswal's main field of emphasis is medicine, and he has mastered many disciplines through his practice of studying for one hour each day. He says concentration is successful to success in any endeavor, no matter what type. An IQ test he took yielded a score of 146. The top bar is usually set (nowadays) at 200.
Not everything is golden for Jaswal, however. He has said being so intellectually gifted and so young in India has been cause for his future plans to bear an incredible weight of responsibility. He has been told that he must do something great with his life, and has made it known that he doesn't always feel positive about having his life predetermined in such a way.
One of Jaswal's goals is a cure for cancer. His current path toward that end deals with oral gene therapy.
The following videos are parts 1 - 5 of a program called "Extraordinary People" featuring Akrit Jaswal: