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A 5-Year-Old With 4 National Records! Meet the ‘Wonder Boy’ From Nagpur

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What is the similarity between Chacha Choudhary and 5-year-old Varad Malkhandale?

Both have unbelievable memory retention and a brain that works faster than a computer.

You think we’re joking?

Well, Chacha Chaudhary was a comic book icon of the 90s but the little boy; he definitely lives up to his moniker ‘Memory Master’.

His genius first made it to the news when Varad unbelievably recognized and named not one or two, but 55 different models of 12 car companies, within a minute!

Source: World Records India

Hailing from Nagpur, the little one was just three and half years old, when the feat made it into The India Book of Records in 2015.

Also known as the Wonder boy of Nagpur, he has bagged four national-level awards by the World Records India or WRI in March, setting new records. WRI gives away awards each year to recognise those with extraordinary talents and skills in India.

“World Records India conducted three video tests and two online live tests by its judges, including their president Paavan Solanki. Then they told us that Varad had qualified for the record,” Bhushan Malkhandale, his father who is an Assistant Engineer in the Public Works Department (PWD) told TOI. His mother, Ujwala, is a professor at Priyadarshini College of Engineering.

Varad is now the youngest person in India who can recite the ABCs in reverse order, that too within a span of 3.39 seconds. He has also correctly recognized 96 car models in 1 minute and a total of 107 car models belonging to 22 car companies in 1 minute and 9 seconds.

He has also set the record for being the youngest to identify the 30 states of India and even arrange miniature maps of these states to form the map of the country within 39 seconds, and 2 minutes and 12 seconds respectively.


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Apart from having mind-boggling abilities at such a tiny age, Varad is a regular child who is forever curious and loves playing. “He does his homework at the creche itself and loves studies as well as playing. People find it difficult to fathom this and are initially even reluctant to believe it,” his father added.

The tiny boy with massive abilities harbours aspirations of becoming a doctor.

Feature Image: World Records India

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Written by Lekshmi Priya S

Shuttling between existentialist views and Grey’s Anatomy, Lekshmi has an insanely disturbing habit of binge reading. An ardent lover of animals and plants, she also specializes in cracking terribly sad jokes.