Nov 4 is Shakuntala Devi’s birth anniversary.
Shakuntala Devi(November 4, 1929 – April 21, 2013), popularly known as the “Human Computer”, was a child prodigy and mental calculator. Her father discovered her ability to memorize numbers while teaching her a card trick when she was about three years old. (Her father was a trapeze artist in a circus.) She has been performing before audiences
In 1977 in USA she competed with a computer to see who gives the cube root of 188132517 faster, she won. That same year, at the Southern Methodist University she was asked to give the 23rd root of a 201-digit number; she answered in 50 seconds. Her answer—546,372,891—was confirmed by calculations done at the U.S. Bureau of Standards by the Univac 1101 computer, for which a special program had to be written to perform such a large calculation.
On June 18, 1980, she demonstrated the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 picked at random by the Computer Department of Imperial College, London. She correctly answered 18,947,668,177,995,426,462,773,730 in 28 seconds. This event is mentioned in the 1982 Guinness Book of Records.