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Kranthi Kiran was born and brought up in India. His interest in numbers originated during his childhood and he noticed his potential when he was in class six. Since the tender age of 11, he has stunned even the renowned mathematics experts, with his outstanding and immaculate mathematical skills, thus earning him a title of a 'mathematical prodigy'.

He has given over 800 demonstrations of his ability at prestigious universities, other educational institutions, social gatherings, TV, Radio, etc in India and abroad. Now a software programmer, Kranthi Kiran has over the years perfected and refined some techniques of quick calculation. And the best part is he is able to put all of the knowledge  in a beautiful book titled Calculations @ The Speed Of Light.

Besides this, this young man also spares some time for an institution called as 'Kranthi Kiran Educational Academy for Mathematics Improvement' where he trains children and young students to do calculations in a faster and more accurate manner, with a view to cultivating a culture of mathematics amongst them.

He has received numerous awards and titles and has been felicitated hundreds of times in India and abroad. He has been widely written about in the media and BBC London has done an article on Kranthi called “Walking Computer”. Some of the other awards include the prestigeous one from the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, the “Global 30 Under 30-2005” from BITS Pilani and the one from the Governor of Pondicherry, etc. 

For more than 15 years, Kranthi has done hundreds of performances of his lighting speed calculations and inspired people through his workshops and presentations. An expert of 2500 years old Vedic Mathematics, Kranthi is one of the few people in the world who can teach ancient mathematics to solve the problems of the contemporary mathematics.

More about him is covered by the News Papers link.