Shakuntala Devi

1929 - 2013

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Shakuntala Devi (4 November 1929 – 21 April 2013) was an Indian mathematician, writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the "Human Computer". Devi strove to simplify numerical calculations for students. Her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shakuntala Devi has received more than 6,594,218 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Shakuntala Devi is the 3,133rd most popular writer (up from 3,681st in 2019), the 339th most popular biography from India (up from 367th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Shakuntala Devi ranks 3,133 out of 5,794Before her are Israel Zangwill, Ignacio Ramonet, Lola Anglada, Kosta Khetagurov, Bing Xin, and Robert Burton. After her are Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Giosafat Barbaro, Sergey Solovyov, Torgny Lindgren, Johan Borgen, and Jerzy Giedroyc.

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Among people born in 1929, Shakuntala Devi ranks 230Before her are Patricia Routledge, George Crumb, Lyudmila Zykina, Jeremy Thorpe, Lolita Torres, and Józef Glemp. After her are Duje Bonačić, Leila Abashidze, Cecil Taylor, Franca Rame, James R. Schlesinger, and Don Murray. Among people deceased in 2013, Shakuntala Devi ranks 202Before her are Seki Matsunaga, Joanna Chmielewska, Ricardo María Carles Gordó, Arik Einstein, Halton Arp, and Józef Glemp. After her are John Tavener, Saye Zerbo, Franca Rame, Vlatko Marković, Kevin Ayers, and János Starker.

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In India

Among people born in India, Shakuntala Devi ranks 339 out of 1,227Before her are Margaret Murray (1863), M. N. Roy (1887), Nirmala Srivastava (1923), Lahiri Mahasaya (1828), Ahmad Shah Bahadur (1725), and Saint Alphonsa (1910). After her are Vidya Balan (1979), Kajol (1974), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), Orde Wingate (1903), Bal Thackeray (1926), and Sanghamitta (-281).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Shakuntala Devi ranks 51Before her are Ram Prasad Bismil (1897), Rahul Sankrityayan (1893), Bhavabhuti (null), Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), Jaggi Vasudev (1957), and K. Shivaram Karanth (1902). After her are Sumitranandan Pant (1900), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Chittaranjan Das (1869), D. R. Bendre (1896), U. R. Ananthamurthy (1932), and Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (1898).