Name: Anand Kumar
Other Name: Super 30 Man
Famous for: He is best known for his Super 30 programme, which he started in Patna, Bihar in 2002, and which coaches economically backward students for IIT-JEE, the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
City and State: Patna, Bihar, India
Date of Birth: 01- jan-1973.
Occupation: Educationalist, mathematician.
Parents: Jayanti Devi (mother).
Key people: Pranav Kumar (brother).
-S. Ramanujan award (2010).
-Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Shiksha Puraskar (Nov. 2010).
-Prof Yashwantrao Kelkar Yuva Puraskar.
-Baroda Sun Life Achievement Award by Bank of Baroda in Mumbai.
-Maharishi Ved Vyas award.
-Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award.
-Super 30 named in Time magazine’s list of Best of Asia 2010.
-Discovery Channel broadcast a one-hour-long programme on Super 30.
-half a page was devoted to Kumar in The New York Times.
-Kumar has been featured in programmes by the BBC.
-Kumar is in the Limca Book of Records (2009) for his contribution in helping poor students pass the IIT-JEE by providing them free coaching.
-He has spoken about his experiences at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, different IITs, -University of British Columbia.
-Tokyo University and Stanford University.
-Super 30 received praise from United States President Barack Obama’s special envoy Rashad Hussain, who termed it the “best” institute in the country.
-Newsweek Magazine has taken note of the initiative of mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 and included his school in the list of four most innovative schools in the world.
-Kumar was selected by Europe’s magazine Focus as “one of the global personalities who have the ability to shape exceptionally talented people.”.
-He was named by UK based magazine Monocle among the list of 20 pioneering teachers of the world.
-Kumar presented his biography to the Honorable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, which was written by Canada-based psychiatrist Biju Mathew.
Movies Based on Him: Super 30 ( Hrithik Roshan(Actor),Mrunal Thakur(Actress),Vikas Bahl(Director), producers(Anurag Kashyap,Vikramaditya Motwane,Madhu Mantena,Sajid Nadiadwala,Reliance Entertainment))