Lucknow, Aug 31: The child prodigy Sushma Verma who cleared high school at the age of 7 is all set to pursue post graduation in Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Microbiology from Lucknow University at the age of 13!
Sushma, who is the daughter of Tej Bahadur Verma, a daily wage labourer has beaten all odds in pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.
After achieving the title of "youngest Indian" to pass the Class 10 at the age of 7, Sushama's name is mentioned in the Limca Book of Records.
When she was 10 years old, she took the Combined Pre Medical Test.
At 13, when average students are in Class 7, Sushma has come a long way as compared to her counterparts.
Presently, Sushma lives in a small room with also includes kitchen in Lucknow.
She told a newspaper, "I am happy with what we have. Of course, I too want a lot of things. But I thank god for giving me the gift of learning."
But Sushma is now worried about her age. "After MSc I will not
be able to sit for CPMT because of my age. So, I will do a PhD",
13-yr-old has beaten all odds to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
She also said, "I miss a better atmosphere, a better neighbourhood. But then, there are a lot of dreams... all of them cannot be fulfilled."
Not only Sushma, even her brother 20-year-old brother Shailendra was also a child prodigy who cleared Class 10 at the age of nine.
Sushma gives all the credit for her success to her brother.
Unlike other children of her age who have an easy access to mobile phones, internet, colour cable TV, this genius stands apart from those children.