Congratulations to Mehul Garg,a 10-year-old Indian-origin boy in UK who has beaten Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in Mensa IQ test.Mensa is said to be the High IQ Society in the world.His old brother too scored the highest last year. pic.twitter.com/IDHpowNHoj— With Robert Vadra (@WithRV) January 27, 2018
By all accounts Mehul Garg of Reading, United Kingdom, is like any other kid. He enjoys sports like cricket and ice skating. He’s competitive with his older brother. But the 10-year-old could also end up smarter than Albert Einstein.
Garg, who also goes by the nickname Mahi, recently scored a 162 on the Mensa intelligence quotient test — a score that’s two points higher than what Einstein and astrophysicist Stephen Hawking achieved. The score is also likely higher than what many world leaders could achieve and could probably outperform other prominent minds from around the globe.
Mahi is the youngest person to have scored a perfect rating on the Mensa test in over a decade, but he isn’t the only genius in the family. The reason he took the test in the first place was because his older brother, Dhruv, also scored a 162 on the test in August 2017. Two brothers with the highest achievable Mensa IQ score is very unique, given that only 1 percent of the entire world is believed to be able to reach that score.
“Mahi is fiercely competitive. His older brother had achieved the same score last year so he really wanted to prove that he is no less intelligent than his brother,” Mahi’s mother, Divya Garg, said.
Different IQ tests abound, and Mensa International — which administers its own IQ test — requires members of its organization to attain a score within the top 2 percent of the world’s average.
In addition to their high intelligence, the two boys are also ambitious. The Garg brothers have started their own crowdfunding project to create an app that would help isolated and lonely people meet up in neighborhoods.
It’s wonderful to see such an acclaimed distinction be given to two highly intelligent brothers. What’s more astounding is that the two sound incredibly modest and plan to put their talents to good use in the future.
With a society full of children who have ideals like what Mahi and Dhruv Garg hold, the possibilities are endless — and optimism for future generations of this world endures.
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