Anand Kumar, teacher and founder of Super 30 institute, which provides free residential coaching to students from economically backward families for IIT-JEE exams, named 'People's Hero' by People magazine of American Time Magazine Group.
It is itself an uncommon occasion where the people magazine which usually profiles celebrities from films and other fields onto their magazine had chosen a person who is a teacher by profession
The magazine stated that Anand has done it on his own, which is remarkable.
Earlier Anand was featured in Different Magazine. Time magazine earlier had described Super 30 as the "best of Asia," with Newsweek putting it into the category of world's four innovative schools.
Also, Discovery Channel made an hour-long documentary on Kumar and Super 30 and had described it as a "revolutionary experiment to bring about social change.
Back in April 2011, Anand Kumar was selected by Europe's magazine Focus as one of the global personalities who have the ability to shape exceptionally talented people and was also named among the list of 20 pioneering teachers of the world by UK based magazine Monocle.