Meet Munnagi Hasini, The Eight-Year-Old With Superhuman Memory
The strain to remember a six-digit OTP during those ten seconds when you close an app and move on to the next one is tough for most people. But eight-year-old Munnagi Hasini makes it look very easy. The Vijayawada girl who left Chiranjeevi and his fans amazed by stating the names of the 151 films of the super star, with their release dates on stage during the audio release of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, has a superhuman memory. She can ascertain precisely which day occurs on which date between the years 1901 and 2100 — all in a matter of seconds.
Breaking world records
“I learnt it from my mother. I love answering mathematical equations,” she says with a pretty smile as she admires her mother, Jyothi. She is student at Icon Public School, Vijayawada. Munnagi entered the International Record Book last year in March for memorising the periodic table, in its entirety from the numbers to their atomic values.
“At the age of three, when she recited children’s songs, which she had heard just once without much effort, that was the time we knew she was special.”
In March of last year, she entered the Telugu Book of World Records for reciting names of 60 successful women in history with full details of their accomplishments in 60 minutes on Women’s Day. She seems to love all the praise that comes her way. I feel happy and proud when people from the public encourage me; it’s very supportive, she says. In February of last year, the girl prodigy appeared at the Champion Book of World Records for her power of memory. “It’s my parents who honed my memory skills. I always had a thirst for knowledge. And seeing my fascination with learning new things, my parents supported me by purchasing many books. Reading science magazines is my favourite pastime.”
Passion for science
Her heart seems to be in science as she explains her keenness to gain knowledge about new scientific discoveries. However she does not shy away from playing games like badminton and chess, to have a healthy body and mind. “I want to be a scientist, but my teachers and parents advise that I work towards being IAS or IPS. But I’m only eight years old, so I have plenty of time to decide what I want to be,” she added.
In March of last year, she entered the Telugu Book of World Records for reciting names of 60 successful women in history with full details of their accomplishments in 60 minutes on Women’s Day.
Her father, Uma Shankar, is very proud of her achievements. “She is very eager to learn things. When we travel, we tell her the names of the places we go through and then she recalls them to us in the correct order. At the age of three, when she recited children’s songs, which she had heard just once without much effort, that was the time we knew she was special. All we are trying to do now is to assist her in reaching her full potential,” he says.
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Saumya Rastogi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV