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Kolkata: Seven-year-old science genius is an author of two books on paleontology


Priyanka Gupta,CNN-IBN
Jan 17, 2013 at 09:13am IST

Kolkata: Seven-year-old Pritvik is a science genius. He has already authored two books on paleontology. The Class 4 student from Kolkata has taken the world of science by storm with his book 'When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth'.

For the class 4 student who also teaches four classes including his seniors, dinosaurs has been an obsession since he was nine-months-old and he is only warming up. "They have been on this earth for millions of years and we have discovered only some of them. There are still so many of them left to be discovered," Pritvik said.

For his mother Indira it's been tough dealing with the special demands of a very special child. "It is extremely difficult, as a mother, it is a very big challenge. Seeing the names that he could remember, I found it difficult to accept that he is different," she says.

But for his grandfather, an academic Pritvik is a rare light of genius. He spends hours with Pritvik baffling him with questions. "When he was two or two and a half he asked me once how when when we turn the car we turn outwards. He learnt centrifugal force, then something I learnt in college," his grandfather says.

Pritvik has already completed his second book and is working on his third. His dream is to be a successful paleontologist. And so the journey begins for this young boy fascinated with what roamed the earth millions of years ago.

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