Bangladeshi 'computer whiz kid' to get his name printed in Guinness World Records
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This seven-year-old boy is the youngest IT expert in the world.

  • Wasik Farhan Roopkotha, the seven-year old Bangladeshi kid is going to write his name in the Guinness World Records as the youngest IT expert in the world. 
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Wasik Farhan Roopkotha, 7, a Bangladeshi computer whiz kid who was earlier recognised as a "wonder boy" by Ripley's Believe It or Not, is going to write his name in the Guinness World Records as the youngest IT expert in the world.

His first record attempt was held recently at the Creative IT limited office in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, in the presence of IT experts and journalists. Roopkotha again showed his talents and fascinated audiences, including those who had an IT background, reported BSS.

Earlier, Cynthia Farheen Risha, mother of the seven-year-old super genius, had signed an agreement with the authorities of the Guinness World Records.

"Uncountable thanks to the Almighty to fulfil my long-cherished dream, as my son is going to have his name written in the Guinness World Records as the youngest IT expert in the world," said the proud Risha.

Last year, the UK-based globally-acclaimed TV show, Ripley's Believe It or Not, placed Roopkotha in its annual cartoon book as the world's youngest computer programmer.

According to Ripley's, those who have been placed in Ripley's cartoon book are usually included in its annual record book, which publishes bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims.

The authorities of Ripley's Believe It or Not informed his parents that the Ripley's would include Roopkotha in their new annual record book, which would hit bookshops worldwide in September this year.

Earlier, the Bangladeshi super genius boy hogged headlines in the international media as BBC News, Zee news, World news, New York Herald Tribune, California Observer, Estate News, Children Post and many international websites ran stories on him and recognized him as the youngest computer programmer on the earth.

Roopkotha's amazing story has been included in the Bangladeshi national textbook for class eight, "English for Today."

The story of Roopkotha, Bangla for "fairytale," has overshadowed even a literal fairytale. At the tender age of six, when most children play games with toys, Roopkatha developed his own computer system (with Windows) and ran tags and codes of computer programming like an expert.

The born genius, a resident of Gulshan, Dhaka, unbelievably started computing when he was hardly seven months old, and learned writing on the computer at the age of only two, said Risha.

She said her son's curiosity about computers had started a couple days after his birth. He would look at computer monitor with unblinking eyes and refrained from eating until the computer was switched on.

She said Roopkotha never took IT lessons and learned everything without anybody's help.

Risha said he has already played more than 700 games and completed many complicated games like the Sonic series, Prince of Persia, Terminator 3, Hercules, Air Conflicts, Age of Mythology, Lock On, Azangara, Metal Gear Solid, Mig-29 Fulcrum, the Mario series, Super Mario64, the Need for Speed series, The bugs life, Legend of Zelda, Star Defender, Red Dead Redemption, Lock on Flaming Cliffs, Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun, Flight Simulator lll, Eve Online, Modern Warfare 2, FPS Mechanics, Age of Empires 3, Rise of Legends, Castlevania - Legacy of Darkness.

He knows operating system setup and troubleshooting. And more than 5000 English words are in his store, he can make sentences with the words.

Typing is a very simple matter to him as the boy can type with his tiny fingers as swiftly as any efficient typist without looking at the keyboard.

The computer wizard can perfectly manage games project tools and synchronize any project with other projects. He can also use different complex codes and run them easily.

Roopkotha's businessman father Wasim Farhan and mother Risha hope that their son will become a great programmer in the future and introduce a new episode in the cyber world.

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