As a child, Neelakanthu Bhanu fell in love with sports. But after being hit by a truck, Bhanu was left bed-bound for more than a year. His mother gave him a math puzzle to help pass the time, and Bhanu found that he was surprisingly good at it. He kept at it and eventually started going to speed calculation competitions, first becoming national champion of India and in 2020 he won gold at the Mental Calculation World Championship.
- World’s fastest human calculator
After a horrific bike injury left Neelakanthu Bhanu bed-bound, he found a new way to satisfy his need for speed.