Patna: Bihar has hogged international limelight thanks to the state’s popular ‘Super 30’ coaching center which is efficiently run by mathematician Anand Kumar. Kumar’s magical touch has made him book a place for himself in the latest edition of Europe’s famous magazine ‘Focus’  published by Italy’s biggest publishing house Arnoldo Mondadori Editore.

Kumar is one of several global personalities highlighted in the magazine who have the 'extraordinary ability to shape exceptionally talented persons', Super 30 sources said.

In 2002, Anand started his ‘Super 30’ school which provides free food, stay and rigorous coaching for nearly a year to 30 selected poor and talented students selected through a two-tier examination process.

Kumar was also written about by Time, Newsweek and 'Math Digest' published by American Mathematical Society’.

Discovery channel also made an hour-long documentary on the mathematician while a film made by British producer won the ‘Viewers’ Choice Award’ in the Los Angeles film Fest.