chapter  1
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Rajan the Person

Rajan Srinivasan Mahadevan developed an extraordinary skill at learning and reciting long strings of digits. On July 5, 1981, he demonstrated this skill by reciting the first 31,811 digits of pi to earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. That record stood until March 9, 1987 when another memorist (Hideaki Tomoyori) recited 40,000 digits of pi.