Mumbai, July 30
Just forward of the discharge of her biopic, Guinness World Records has lastly felicitated the late arithmetic genius Shakuntala Devi with an official certificates for the file of Fastest Human Computation.
The certificates was acquired by Anupama Banerji, daughter of the late Shakuntala Devi.
Shakuntala Devi set the file of the Fastest Human Computation by multiplying two randomly chosen 13-digit numbers in simply 28 seconds, at Imperial College London on June 18, 1980.
“It is an overwhelming moment for me to be able to receive this honour on my mother’s behalf. To be conferred with the certificate of ‘Fastest human computation’ is an exciting feat that only my mother was capable of,” stated Anupama.
She additional expressed: “I am glad that I had the opportunity to provide significant inputs while developing the biopic, ‘Shakuntala Devi’, to ensure that people get to know my mother the way she was in real life – full of life and truly amazing. Her mad love and passion for maths is well-known, she always wanted to take this a level ahead. This is exactly the kind of recognition that would have made her extremely happy and thoroughly proud of her mathematical abilities which far surpassed anyone else’s.”
The biopic “Shakuntala Devi” chronicles the lifetime of Shakuntala Devi as an individual and as a math wiz by the eyes of her daughter, and in addition units up a portrait of the tumultuous relationship the mom and daughter shared for a few years.
The movie is written and directed by Anu Menon, and it stars Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi with Sanya Malhotra as Anupama Banerji, alongside Jisshu Sengupta as Shakuntala’s husband Paritosh Banerjee and Amit Sadh as Anupama’s husband Ajay Abhay Kumar.
Vidya and Amazon got here collectively to provoke the certification.
“While shooting for ‘Shakuntala Devi’ in London, we would meet Anupama Banerji often. In my conversations with her, I realised that the late Shakuntala Devi, didn’t have an official certification from Guinness World Records—it wasn’t the norm then. (Producer) Vikram Malhotra and I were therefore very keen to make this happen and along with the Amazon Team, we reached out to the Guinness World Records team who provided us with every support. I am thrilled that Anupama will now have the certificate to cherish forever. This is my tribute to the legend,” stated Vidya.
She continued: “I am glad to be part of this interesting journey and being able to witness such a ‘1 in a 100 years’ woman who wore multiple hats being felicitated for her exemplary work. To be able to portray someone who continues to inspire us is truly an honour for me!”
On the certification, Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief, Guinness World Records, stated: “Shakuntala Devi’s astounding achievement continues to carry its place within the Guinness World Records archives after so a few years. No one has been capable of even equal, not to mention break, this file which is a testomony to each the distinctive energy of Ms Devi’s thoughts and the importance of this specific psychological problem.
A worldwide celebration of the life and profession of the “Human Computer” is lengthy overdue, and Guinness World Records is honoured to play its half in championing this distinctive particular person.”
“Shakuntala Devi” may have its international premiere on July 31 on Amazon Prime Video. IANS