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Akrit Jaswal- The Seven Year Old Surgeon.

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Akrit Jaswal performed his first surgery at the age of 7 surgery on 19th November 2000. He became the youngest surgeon in the world. He was born in Nurrpur, Himachal Pradesh.

Akrit had a passion for science and anatomy at an early age. Doctors at local hospitals noticed this  and started allowing him to observe surgeries when he was seven years old.

An impoverished family unable to pay for regular healthcare heard about his amazing abilities and approached him to operate on their daughter. Their daughter was badly burnt as a toddler, her fingers had fused together and curled into a knotted ball. Her shepherd family could not afford surgery. Akrit Jaswal operated, successfully, on the eight-year-old girl to release her fingers.

Akrit Jaswal astonished the world by his work and act. At the age of 10 months,he started walking and talking. At the age of 5, he was reading Shakespeare, which is astonishing for an average boy of his age and he has the highest IQ of 146 in India.

Being the youngest surgeon, Akrit has gained the reputation of medical genius. Akrit was sponsored and mentored by Mr. B. R. Rahi the Chairman of Secondary Education in Dharamshala. At 12, Akrit was studying for a science degree at Chandigarh College University of Punjab. He is the youngest student ever accepted by an Indian University.

Akrit got the World’s attention for his keeness to find the cure of cancer. The ‘Firecracker Films’ that investigated the story about Akrit invited him to London and there he met leading medical researchers.


Akrit is indeed an exceptional medical marvel, who is focused on finding a cure for cancer. Currently, he is 23 yrs of age and has completed Bioengineering from IIT Kanpur.


Akrit is undoubtedly a gem of India working for a great cause for the larger benefit of people. At such an young age, he has attained many achievements and still working for humanity. He is certainly a source of inspiration and motivation to all the people.

Video Source : You Tube.

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