Anyone who has grappled with math calculations must know how difficult it is to not reach for the calculator when faced with large numbers; and if not the calculator, then a good old pen and paper to do the calculations manually. But, Priyanshi Somani is made of a different mettle. This Surat girl is known as the ‘human calculator’, and not for nothing too. Meet Priyanshi Somani- winner of numerous global awards for mental calculation of large numbers and bestowed with the moniker- ‘Human Calculator’ as a result.
Born in November 1998, Priyanshi loved playing with numbers from a young age. Recognizing her affinity for numbers, her parents, Satyen and Anju Somani, enrolled her in abacus classes- the Japanese mental calculation technique- at the age of six. Priyanshi soon mastered the nitty gritties of Abacus mental maths.