India’s youngest gold medalist at International Maths Olympiad

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At 15, Bengaluru’s Pranjal Srivastava has bought home a gold medal in the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) after seven years. He is also the youngest Indian ever to bag gold in one of the toughest competitions across the globe. Considering the subject a ‘fun activity’, Pranjal has been participating in math competitions since class 3. The child mathematician was also the first Indian to grab a gold in the Asia Pacific Mathematics Olympiad and has won the Tournament of Towns along with other competitions. He was also among the national toppers of Olympiads in informatics but chose to pursue the math Olympiad instead.