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Born in California, USA, Tanishq Matthew Abraham is the second child of Bijou Abraham & Dr. Taji Abraham.
Tanishq showed signs of being an extra-0rdinary being at about 4 months old he flipped pages of children story books, answered questions on the stories and events in the books.
At 5 years old, he completed Stanford University’s EPGY Math courses in 5 grades (KG to 4th grade) in less than 6 months.
At 6 years old, he did on-line high school and college level classes ranging in subjects like chemistry, palaeontology, biology, geology.
His prodigious talent was seen at 7 years old, when he joined American River College and completed courses in Geology & Astronomy. In both the courses, he scored an A grade and was the top student among his adult classmates.
During Summer 2011, at 8 years old, he completed an intensive Biotechnology course and scored an A grade.
His younger sister, Tiara Thankam Abraham (December 2005) is also followoing in his footstep. She became a member of Mensa at 4 years old, and thus they became the youngest siblings to join the high IQ society Mensa.
Tanishq (2003) & Tiara (2005) are the youngest East Indians (by ethnicity) to join Mensa and among the youngest Americans in Mensa. To be members of Mensa, one has to score 98 percentile in a standardized IQ test. Tanishq scored 99.9 percentile and Tiara scored 99 percentile in the standardized IQ test.