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‘Super 30’ founder Anand Kumar diagnosed with brain tumour



PATNA: In a setback to his fans, Bihar’s renowned mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the free coaching institute “Super 30” has been diagnosed suffering from acoustic neuroma, a brain tumour.

The shocking revelation comes just a day ahead of the release of his biopic Hrithik Roshan-starrer “Super 30”. This was one of the reasons he wanted release of the movie as quickly as possible so that he could watch his works on the silver screen while he is alive, he told the media.

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Anand  Kumar aced the health complications first time in 2014 when he suffered from serious hearing problems. During medical tests at Delhi-based Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, he was finally diagnosed with a tumour in his brain but didn’t reveal it due to certain reasons.

This was reason he faced the pressures to give rights to film writers to go ahead with the film projects based on his life.

“You know life is unpredictable and hence wanted the biopic to be completed to while I am alive,” he told the media.

Anand Kumar set up the coaching institute in 2002 after his own dream of studying in Cambridge University in Britain crashed through midway due to severe financial crisis in the family.

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It’s for the kind of his devotion and dedication for the marginalized sections of the society that has earned him huge recognition globally.

Super 30, a highly ambitious and innovative education programme, runs under the banner of the Ramanujan School of mathematics.

It hunts for 30 meritorious talents from among economically backward sections of the society and shapes them for India’s prestigious institution—IITs.

Only the selection of students for “Super 30” is said to be the key to the success in the highly competitive IIT-JEE exams such has been the reputation of this institute.

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