The‘Greek God of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan and his co-actress Mrunal Thakur seem to be on cloud nine on having had an opportunity to play one of the most inspiring biographical dramas. Based on the life of a popular mathematician Anand Kumar and his ambitious educational project Super 30, this movie delves into how Anand Kumar toiled and moiled to make his dream come true and not to mention how he was touched by a poor student who approached him leading to encourage his Super 30 institution.

But, do we really know who is Anand Kumar and why a movie on him has been made? As you might know, Anand Kumar is popular for tutoring IIT aspirants for free who hail from underprivileged background. For last 15 years, he has been tutoring the underprivileged section students for IIT-JEE and has been honoured by various awards of high repute for his commendable work in the field of education. So far, over 350 students have cracked IIT-JEE under his tutorship .

So now, let’s check out some interesting facts about Anand Kumar, the mathematician from Bihar who inspired Hrithik’s character in the movie ‘Super 30’.

  • Born and brought up in Patna Bihar, Anand Kumar is a son of a clerk. He attended Hindi Medium government school due to lack of money. Anand used to help her mother selling papads at night, while he would work on mathematics during the day.
  • Anand Kumar bagged a place in the popular Cambridge University but could not afford to study there due to his bad financial circumstances.
  • He used to travel to Varanasi on every Friday only to read foreign journals in the Central Library, BHU. He used to return by Monday in the following week.
  • In 1992, Kumar started his own institute, the Ramanujan School of Mathematics, and within a span of two years the number of students increased to 500 students; wherein his mother cooks for the students and his brother takes care of the management.
  • Each year Ramanujan School of Mathematics, conducts a test to opt for brilliant 30 students from economically backward strata. And those who get selected , Kumar teaches them and gives them free accommodation for a year.
  • The then president of the United States Barack Obama’s envoy appreciated this institute and branded him the “best” institute in the country.
  • Anand Kumar achieved success and global recognition in 2009 when Discovery Channel broadcast an hour long program on Super 30 and the New York Times devoted half a page describing his initiative. Not only this, actress and former Miss Japan Norika Fujiwara visited his place to make a documentary on Kumar’s praiseworthy endeavours.
  • Anand Kumar was also selected by Europe’s leading magazine named ‘Focus’ as “one of the global personalities who have the power to shape exceptionally talented people.”

Set to release on 12 July 2019, book your tickets at your nearest Rajhans Cinemas and witness an unprecedented journey of a man who achieved against all odds and simultaneously shaped a future many less privileged students.

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