The mature and well-balanced man, standing firmly with both feet on the earth, who has never been lamed and broken an half-blinded by the scandal of life, is as such the existentially godless man.
Akrit Jaswal is an Indian child prodigy who has gained fame in his country as a physician, despite never having attended medical school. He gained fame for performing surgery at the age of seven.
He is a Hindu Rajput of Jaswal clan from Punjab.
Child Prodigy Akrit Jaswal: From Village Doctor to Cancer Cure Researcher
Growing up in Nurpur, India, Akrit showed signs of exceptional intelligence from a young age. By 10 months old, he could read and write and by 5, he had already developed an interest in science and medicine. The doctors in local hospitals were so impressed by his passion for medicine that they allowed him to observe surgeries at just 7 years old.
According to his mother Raksha Kumari Jaswal, Akrit was an early starter, skipped the toddler stage and started walking. He started speaking in his 10th month and was reading Shakespeare at the age of 5. At 7, he performed an operation on a 8 year old girl whose fingers were fused together after being burnt. Akrit developed a passion for science and anatomy at an early age. Doctors at local hospitals took notice and started allowing him to observe surgeries when he was 6 years old. Inspired by what he saw, Akrit read everything he could on the topic. When an impoverished family heard about his amazing abilities, they asked if he would operate on their daughter for free. Her surgery was a celebrated success.
After the surgery, Akrit was hailed as a medical genius in India. Neighbors and strangers flocked to him for advice and treatment. At age 11, Akrit was admitted to a Punjab University. He's the youngest student ever to attend an Indian university. That same year, he was also invited to London's famed Imperial College to exchange ideas with scientists on the cutting edge of medical research. Akrit says he has millions of medical ideas, but he's currently focused on developing a cure for cancer. "I've developed a concept called oral gene therapy on the basis of my research and my theories", he says, "I'm quite dedicated towards working on this mechanism."
A lot of times the expectations of you are so high that no matter what you do you are never going to be able to live up to those expectations. So you better go out and do the best you can and enjoy it.
The World's Youngest Surgeon: Akrit Jaswal's First Operation
When a toddler from a nearby village was in need of medical help after suffering severe burns, her family sought out Akrit Jaswal to perform the surgery. Despite his young age, Akrit agreed to perform the surgery for free and, with the help of his parents, successfully separated the girl's fingers for the first time. This surgery made Akrit an internet sensation and a few months later, he was even interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her "Little Genius" segment.
Pursuing a Cure: Akrit Jaswal's Ultimate Goal in Life
As he continued his education, Akrit never lost his passion for finding a cure for cancer and AIDS. His work in chemistry, botany, zoology, biology, and bioengineering has earned him recognition from experts in the field, including Professor Mustafa Djamgoz and consulting urological surgeon Anup Patel. While they recognize the potential of Akrit's intelligence, they also acknowledge that finding a cure for cancer will take time and require precision and accuracy.
Growing up, Akrit says he used to see cancer patients lying on the side of the road because they couldn't afford treatment or hospitals had no space for them. Now, he wants to use his intellect to ease their suffering. "[I've been] going to hospitals since the age of 6, so I have seen firsthand people suffering from pain," he says. "I get very sad, and so that's the main motive of my passion about medicine, my passion about cancer." Currently, Akrit is working toward a bachelor's degree in zoology, botany and chemistry. Someday, he hopes to continue his studies at Harvard University.
He became India's youngest university student and is currently studying for a BSc in a Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. He possesses books such as Gray's Anatomy, and textbooks on surgery, anaesthesia, anatomy, physiology, cancer, and others. Akrit claims to have mastered them with his daily habit of studying for an hour.
Akrit Jaswal is considered to be a reincarnation in his local village. He is consulted by neighbours and people from surrounding areas regarding ailments, prescriptions and courses of treatments. He claims to have been working on a cure for cancer for several years, based on theories of oral gene therapy. However, his work towards a cure for cancer was criticised by British doctors and researchers since they claim his understanding on the topic was vague.
From Child Prodigy to Medical Student: Akrit Jaswal's Education
With the support of his parents and the encouragement of medical professionals, Akrit became the youngest medical student in an Indian university at just 12 years old. His 146 IQ was ranked higher than any other 12-year-old boy in India and he went on to graduate with a science degree from Chandigarh College. Today, at 23 years old, Akrit is pursuing his master's degree in bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur.
Dedication and Determination: Akrit Jaswal's Unwavering Focus
Despite his young age, Akrit Jaswal's dedication and focus have only grown stronger through the years. He continues to work tirelessly in school and in his research, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for cancer.
Inspiring a New Generation: The Legacy of Akrit Jaswal
Akrit Jaswal's story is a testament to the limitless potential of the human spirit. He has inspired countless others with his passion, intelligence, and unwavering determination to make a difference in the world of medicine.
By the way, In his spare time, Akrit enjoys playing and watching cricket.
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