From a Correspondent
PATHSALA, Nov 7: The people of Pathsala have reason to cheer. Child prodigy Kabyam Kashyap of Pathsala has set out for Delhi to achieve a new record in the world stage by answering 500 questions on general knowledge within a period of 25 minutes. One hundred record holders from six countries have been invited to this programme. Kabyam Kashyap from Bajali, popularly known as the ‘Google boy of Assam’, has extraordiry memory. He entered the India Book Records twice at the age of only 5. Now he is eight years old and is a student of Class III in Pathsala Sikshapith Adarsha High School.
Since an early age Kabyam was able to answer more than 700 questions on general knowledge within a short span of time. He wanted to meet Dr APJ Abdul Kalam but did not get the opportunity. However, three days after Dr Kalam’s demise, during a programme, Kabyam surprised people by answering 74 questions about Dr Kalam.
Impressed by his sharp memory through which he has been able to create a record, the chief editor of India Book Records, Dr Biswaroop Roy Choudhury has taken initiative to introduce Kabyam at the tiol level. A programme titled ‘Indian Record Holders at World Stage’ will be held in New Delhi on November 12 under the aegis of India Book Records. One hundred records holders from six countries have been invited to this programme. Kabyam Kashyap, the only son of Prab Sarma and Rampi Sarma, residents of Milanpur, Pathsala, is the only child to represent the Northeast in the mega programme.
Kabyam will make an attempt to create another record by answering 500 questions on general knowledge within 25 minutes. He will leave for New Delhi on November 11.