Our person of the week is Prerna Sharma from Mathura, who has earned the name of ‘memory girl’ for her unique ability to photographically memorise 100 to 150 random numbers that she hears or sees for merely 60 seconds.
Prerna, whose feat had been earlier recorded in the Asia and India Book of Records, made her entry into the Limca Book of Records this month, after memorising 150 numbers in 60 seconds and then reproducing them in same order as they had been written. She is a BSc. student of BSA College Mathura, and had earned her entry into the Asia Book of Records by surpassing the performance of a Vietnamese record holder.
“My memory test for the Limca Book of Records was perhaps the toughest, as I had to reproduce the 150 numbers in the same order as they were written on the blackboard. I was not allowed in the room when the numbers were being written and saw them for precisely 60 seconds and reproduced them.”
She has been awarded recently, with the prestigious Rani Laxmi Bai Award, along with a house and Rs 5 lakhs, by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Uttar Hamara is proud of Prerna, whose aim is now to make it to the most prestigious Guinness Book of World Records.