Bihar has again shown its under-age talent. I am not talking about Tathagat Avatar Tulsi. This time a 12 year kid, Satyam Kumar from Bakhorapur (Bihar) has created history by clearing IIT JEE 2012, which is considered to be one of the toughest examinations of India.

Satyam Kumar : The shortest age kid who cracked IIT JEE

Satyam Kumar : The shortest age kid who cracked IIT JEE

Satyam Kumar is just 12 years and 9 months old. He has got AIR (All India Rank) of 8,137 in IIT JEE 2012. He qualified from Mumbai zone and is now waiting for his 10+2 results. His father is a farmer in Bakhorapur village which falls under Barahara block of Bhojpur district in Bihar. The village is famous for the temple of Hindu Goddess Kaali.

Bakhorapur Kaali Temple

Bakhorapur Kaali Temple

Family Background and Early Education of Satyam Kumar

Satyam was born on July 20, 1999 to Sidhnath Singh (Father) and Pramila Singh (Mother). Both of them are illiterate and extremely poor. But their kid was an in-built talent from childhood. The caring parents recognized his under-age talent and admitted him at a very tender age in Central Public School, Patna, in Standard IX. In midway he left Patna and migrated to Kota (Rajsthan) for better coaching. His Institute’s Director, R. K. Verma recognized his talent and provided financial help to the kid through STD IX to XII. The kid has passed his STD X from Kota.

Satyam’s Future Plans

Satyam’s family and his teachers have large hopes for the extraordinary talent of the kid, which eventually turned out to be true. The whole Bakhorapur village plunged in joy when the news came out. Fire-crackers were bursted to celebrate the occassion.


The kid said he is happy to be successful in IIT JEE 2012 but he would not join IIT this year due to his poor rank. He would make another attempt in 2013 for a better rank and to get his choice of engineering stream. When asked about what he wants to do in future, the kid was very optimistic and he desired to develop a software company some day.