By 1950, Shakuntala Devi was touring Europe. There, on October 5, 1950, the famous


By 1950, Shakuntala Devi was touring Europe. There, on October 5, 1950, the
famous broadcast journalist Leslie Mitchell ….(a)…. a special programme with
her at the BBC, where she solved mathematical and calendric problems on
air. In fact, it ……(b)….. this feature on BBC that bestowed her with the title of
the ‘Human Computer’, when she and …..(c)….. computer had different
answers to a complex math problem—and hers was right. However, she
frequently dismissed the ‘human computer’ label …..(d)…. on her. Her point
was that the human mind created computers, and hence will always remain
superior to the machines​


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