Hrithik Roshan-starrer film Super 30 minted ₹30 crore in the first two days of its release. The film is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar, who is credited to have shaped the careers of over 400 poor children since the inception of 'Super 30' in 2002 in Bihar.
The Patna-based educationist and mathematician, has earned recognition throughout the world for his work in providing free coaching to underprivileged children for JEE examinations.
Despite being flooded with offers of financial support for his programme from governments and private sector giants, Anand Kumar chose to survive only on his own meager resources. He won his latest endorsement from Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, who recalling his previous meeting with the mathematician posted a picture with him. Anand Mahindra had also offered to financially support his coaching programme, the offer which Kumar courteously declined. The Mahindra Group chairman tweeted, "Anand Kumar says in the article that he turned down my offer to fund his efforts. I confirm that when we met, he courteously declined my offer of financial support. I remain an admirer of how he’s changed the lives of so many."
Seeing the dedication of Anand Kumar towards his Super 30 coaching institute and their students, Anand Mahindra was moved by his great gesture of courteously declining financial support from him.
"I do not take any grant or donation from anyone. Our Prime Minister, corporators, business tycoons like Mukesh Ambani or Anand Mahindra have offered donation but I haven't accepted anything. I meet everyone but I do not take money from anyone. I only want to do good work in the field of education." Anand Kumar had told PTI.
After Mahindra group chairman posted his statement on Twitter it immediately went viral. Till now, his tweet has received 28,000 likes, 3,500 people have retweeted it and around 600 people have replied to the tweet.
Directed by Vikas Bahl, Super 30 also stars Mrunal Thakur and Nandish Sandhu in pivotal roles and had hit the screens on July 12.