Extraordinary People: Seven Year Old Surgeon
Akrit Pran Jaswal (born April 23, 1993, Nurpur) is an Indian adolescent who is a child prodigy as a surgeon. He performed his first surgery at the age of seven. According to his mother Raksha Kumari Jaswal, Akrit was an early starter, skipped the toddler stage and started walking. He started speaking in his 10th month and was reading Shakespeare at the age of 5.
Akrit developed a passion for science and anatomy at an early age. Doctors at local hospitals took notice and started allowing him to observe surgeries when he was 7 years old. Inspired by what he saw, Akrit read everything he could on the topic.
When he was seven years old, an impoverished family unable to pay for regular healthcare heard about his amazing abilities, and asked if he would operate on their daughter. The surgery was successful and was widely celebrated. Akrit hopes to someday continue his studies at the Harvard.
At 12 years old, he is the youngest person to get admitted in a medical university in India. (Punjab University)