Indian-American student who became a fan favorite at the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, where he made it to the ninth round. He made his first appearance at the bee in 2012, when he was in fifth grade.
He attended Winston Academy in Louisville, Mississippi.
His pronunciation of the word "iridocyclitis" went viral, earning several million loops on Vine.
HIs sister Rani participated in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2010.
He competed at the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which received social media attention from celebrities like Drake.