NRI age 9, wins Australian Spelling Bee

INGanirudhAnirudh Kathirvel, 9, is Australia’s new spelling champ after he won ‘The Great Australian Spelling Bee’.

Kathirvel, born in Melbourne to a Tamilian couple, won a $50,000 education scholarship and an impressive $10,000 worth of goods for his school.

The boy’s parents Prithiviraj and Sujatha who migrated to Australia from Tamil Nadu 16 years ago said the boy started reading from age 2 and they encouraged and helped him to build up his spelling ability.