Akrit is now 17 years old, and is currently working on his master’s degree. That means, he’s not a real doctor. However, he has been performing surgery in India since he was 7 years old, when he operated on a burn victim’s hands. Akrit says that he hopes some day to come up with a cure for cancer. He is considered a genius, having learned to talk at 10 months old, to read at 2 years old, and to read English (Shakespeare!) at 5 years old. He also entered college at the tender young age of 12!
You may know Akrit from his appearance on Oprah.
(Sources: 1, 2)
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