8-year-old names medicines for over 1,000 ailments

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Chennai: Bakkiashri is not like other kids who read comics or watch television. This eight-year-old is heavily into tomes of medical journals and can name the most complex medicines for over 1,000 ailments without stumbling for a second.

On March 1, the child prodigy reproduced the names of medicines for over 207 diseases in the presence of Madras University Vice-Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam and a panel of doctors.

Thiruvasagam said that the university would adopt the child as a research scholar and provider her all assistance.

The Class IV student can answer any question ranging from medicines for hemorrhage to cancer.

She is now all set to enter the Limca Book of World Records.

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