Super 30 founder Anand Kumar reveals that he has a brain tumour

Patna-based educationist Anand Kumar's life is the subject of the new Hrithik Roshan-starrer 'Super 30.'

Published: 11th July 2019 05:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2019 06:59 PM   |  A+A-

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar (Photo| Twitter)

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PATNA: The revelation by Bihar math wizard Anand Kumar -- who runs the Super 30 coaching programme in Patna for meritorious but poor IIT aspirants from marginalized sections -- that he has a brain tumour has shocked his millions of well-wishers.

Kumar made the disclosure a day before the nationwide release of 'Super 30', a Hindi biopic on him starring Hrithik Roshan.

"I am living with an acoustic neuroma or non-cancerous tumour in the brain that has been diagnosed after medical tests," he said in a voice choked with emotion. Kumar has reportedly lost 80% of his hearing capacity.

"But I will continue tutoring the students of Super 30 with the same elan and eagerness," he said.

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Kumar started tutoring 30 meritorious but poor IIT aspirants from underprivileged sections free of cost at a makeshift location in Patna in 2002.

He got support from his family who arranges free lodging and food for the 30 aspirants.

In the biopic directed by Vikas Bahl, Hrithik Roshan prepared for the role by spending many hours with the 'Super 30' founder to follow his style of tutoring and mannerisms.

Kumar helped finalise the script of the biopic after reading it 13 times, making necessary additions and deletions.

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