Anurag Basu making film on success of Super 30: Anand Kumar
Jamshedpur, Nov 17: Bihar’s acclaimed mathematician Anand Kumar of Super 30 fame arrived to a warm welcome in Jamshedpur on Sunday, sweeping young students and others off their feet with his unassuming demeanour in XLRI.
‘Super 30’ founder Anand Kumar on Sunday while addressing the students, youths, especially young management graduates, urged to make their presence feel in social sector in a big way and bring about a turnaround so that millions of people can witness the change. Kumar stressed that talented youths could use their expertise to make India ready to face various future challenges.
Anand who was in the steel city to take part in XLRI’s flagship annual business summit ‘Ensemble 2013’ narrated his own story and also told about the making up of Super 30.
Talking to the media persons on the sidelines of the event Anand said several NRIs and corporate honchos have approached him in order to provide financial assistance but we in super 30 don’t accept financial support for the institute from any government as well as private agencies. We generate money on our own by running evening classes for intermediate level students. We charge nominal fee which is less than 15%, claimed Kumar.
Anand Kumar further said that director Anurag Basu approached him in order to make a film on the success of ‘Super 30’ where the script for the film has been written. Anurag Basu, who is making the film visited me in Patna twice. The story would be based on my life, foundation of Super 30 as well as the achievement of the 331 students of my institute, who cracked the IIT joint entrance examination, Kumar said.
Narrating his story Anand said that in 1994 I got an opportunity to pursue higher education in Cambridge University, but due to poor financial condition I couldn’t make it. From that day I thought of doing something for the poor students and this led to the birth of ‘Ramanujam School of Mathematics’.
After some time, I decided to shape his programme seriously to cater to the poor and i called my brother Pranav Kumar, a talented violinist, from Mumbai and planned to start the innovative Super 30 programme, added Kumar.