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This math genius is the youngest CA too

R. Ravikanth Reddy Hyderabad | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on July 23, 2015

Nischal Narayanam at an event where he was felicitated in Hyderabad on Wednesday Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

He will have to wait for two more years to sign on the balance sheets of the company as the ICAI doesn’t enrol members less than 21 years.

The kid who spotted the mistakes in a balance sheet of his dad’s company as a nine-year-old has become the youngest Chartered Accountant in the country at just 19.

Nischal Narayanam, who is hailed as a mathematical genius, has cleared the CA exam recently and is said to be the youngest in the country to have successfully cleared one of the toughest exams in the country. However, he will have to wait for two more years to sign on the balance sheets of the company as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) doesn’t enrol members less than 21 years.

“The journey wasn’t easy and a tough one. But I was determined to achieve it,” Nischal said. His mother, Padmavathy, who holds a Ph.D in Sanskrit from Osmania University, was the first to recognise his talent when he was just nine. “He was passionate about numbers and I was amazed at his skills.” The curious mother then checked the Internet to find mentors from across the world to guide his son on improving his mathematical skills.

“He has mentors from across the world and is trained in methodologies of several countries in Mathematics and Memory,” she said. Her son had exhibited enormous talent as a child and won several laurels from a very young age. His extraordinary memory and abilities enabled him to become the youngest ‘Double Guinness World Record holder' in the category of memory, youngest World Memory Champion, one of the “7 brilliant brains of the world” as accredited by National Geographic Channel and youngest graduate in the history of Osmania University from where he completed his B.Com and M.Com.

Deloitte International audit firm, where Nischal did his article ship for CA, recognised his amazing abilities and invited him as a special invitee and speaker at their Global Conference in Shanghai, attended by delegates from 190 countries.

At Deloitte, Nischal is the youngest amongst their two lakh members, globally.

Nischal also found ‘Nischal’s Smart Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd’ through which he designed and developed a Mathematics Laboratory that is adopted by hundreds of schools in the State. He plans to assist poor but talented students through the royalty he gains from this company.

( This article was first published in The Hindu on July 23, 2015 )

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Published on July 23, 2015
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