Ananya Verma, 4, who got direct admission to class 9, comes from a family of prodigies

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Old 24-Aug-2016
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Ananya Verma, 4, who got direct admission to class 9, comes from a family of prodigies

Last year, 15-year-old Sushma made national headlines for being the youngest PhD scholar in Lucknow. Now, her youngest sibling, 4-year-old Ananya Verma, follows suit with another ground-breaking achievement - she has been enrolled in Class 9 after a formal clearance by the education department.
Ananya, who is just 4 years, 8 months and 21 days, is all set to appear for the UP board examinations in the next two years and if she clears it, the toddler might trump her sister's record. Sushma Verma passed the 10th grade when she was just 7-years-old. Both sisters are from the same school, UP board-affiliated St Meera's Inter College in Lucknow.
According to a Deccan Chronicle report, a school teacher accidentally discovered Ananya's talent when he met her father at a local market. Herfather, Tej Bahadur Verma, who works as a supervisor in the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, bumped into this teacher from St Meera's Inter College where his two children had studied. While the two started talking, Ananya casually picked up one of her books and started reading it fluently.

The school manager Vinod Ratra told the newspaper, "Ananya is even more talented than her siblings. We have sought permission for her admission to class nine from the district inspector of schools and have cited the cases of her siblings. We are confident of getting the permission and we will also ensure that Ananya gets free education in our institution".
Her mother Chhaya told the newspaper that the 4-year-old has always been a quick-learner and has read the Ramayana so many times that she remembers it by heart. She adds that they never forced their children into studying and that they are blessed with 'wonderkids'.

Ananya's siblings are equally famous for their mind-blowing academic record; her brother Shailendra, the eldest, completed his BCA when he was 14. Sushma got admission for a PhD programme at BBAU when she was just 15. In 2007, she was recognised by the Limca Book of Records as the "youngest student" to clear class X when she was just 7 years.
Ananya might also enter the Limca Book of Records if she clears her tenth board exams before she hits 7 years.

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