Neelakantha Bhanu: The Indian Human Calculator!

Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash, a 21-year old maths wizard is the world’s fastest human calculator. Also, the first Indian to win gold in Mental Calculation World Championship at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London. With exceptional mathematical and logical skills, this math wizard has set the educational standard high.

About Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash

Hailing from Hyderabad (India), the math wizard was born on born 13 October 1999(21 years old). Presently titled as the “World’s Fastest Human Calculator”, Neelakantha has made India proud with his extraordinary skills.


Traveling back in time, Neelakantha was a regular student like all the others in the world until he was 6 years old (2005). With the normal problem-solving abilities of a child, he was no extraordinary. But, his life changed severely when Neelakantha met with a road accident. He suffered a severe injury- a skull bone fracture, followed by about 90 stitches on his head. After this major accident, he was bedridden for more than a year, which ultimately proved fruitful for Neelakantha in the longer run.

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As the doctors stressed on gaining mental strength back, a new journey began for Neelakantha. To gain back his mental stability, his father introduced him to the world of puzzles. Calculations kept Neelakantha engaged throughout the recovery period. Mathematical puzzles kept him occupied such that he even used to calculate and recite mathematical tables to engage his brain and sleep.

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In 2007, aged 7, Bhanu finished third in the sub-junior category at a state-level speed arithmetic competition in Andhra Pradesh state. And so on, Bhanu achieved many awards, including the open category in India’s 2011 National Speed Arithmetic Competition (1st price).

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Achievements and Awards of Neelakantha Bhanu

The math wizard has represented India at various competitions. Doing mental mathematical calculations gave Bhanu a completely new perspective towards the world. Moreover, despite the fact that Bhanu broke several records, it wasn’t enough for him. Additionally, in 2015, Bhanu took up a challenge to prove to the world that our brains are capable of doing things that we think are impossible- by racing against a calculator.


  • August 2011: National Speed Arithmetic Competition’11, Bangalore, India- National Champion (1st Prize)
  • August 2012: National Speed Arithmetic Competition’12, Pune, India- National Champion (1st Prize)
  • October 2013: International Speed Arithmetic Prodigy Competition’13, Singapore- International Champion (Winner)
  • October 2014: Indian Representative at the Mental Calculation World Cup’14, Dresden, Germany- MCWC,
  • December 2015: Math Genius Award’15- Genius Mind
  • September 2016: Indian Representative at the Mental Calculation World Cup’16, Bielefeld, Germany- MCWC,

Apart from this, he made 5 world records recognized by the Limca Book of World Records, 4 World Records recognized by Genius Book of World Records, and he’s also broken 50 Limca records, earning comparisons with legendary Indian mathematician Shakuntala Devi.

Moreover, Bhanu has emerged as the fastest human calculator in the world after winning the first-ever gold for India in Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) held in London(2020).

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The Maths Magic and Future Vision

Neelakantha has exceptionally extraordinary skills in mathematical calculations. Undoubtedly, he is an inspiration to the world.

Bhanu is passionate to eradicate math phobia from the minds of students and inspire and inculcate math love in the world. And hence, in 2018, Bhanu founded Exploring Infinities an educational organization that aims to make math cool, challenging, and interesting.

“ My vision is to eradicate math phobia, Improve Cognitive Abilities in students through arithmetic learning, help students explore infinite capabilities of the human brain, and make mathematics fun.” Said Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash

With such great honors and recognitions worldwide, Bhanu is an inspiration to the youth. To conclude, Neelakantha Bhanu the Human Calculator proved that “Practice Makes a Man perfect”. May he inspire more students and make the nation proud.

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