Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Shakuntala Devi constituted a trust — Shakuntala Devi Educational Foundation Public Trust (R) — which will be the flagship of all the educational initiatives she would soon be launching.Multiplying two 13-digit numbers in her head in 28 seconds got her a space in the Guinness Book of World Records. For her, success, struggles and sorrows, all came in a single string: from a state of no schooling, no proper food, no deserved clothing or shelter in Basavanagudi to an exclusive, unmatchable brand-brand that hogs global media limelight. She also owns homes in Bangalore, London and New York.Her book "Mathability: Awaken the Mathematical Genius in Your Child” explains how to conquer the fear of mathematics. She has 15 books and two short stories to her credit.