‘My dream came true while I slept’
New Delhi: Mohammad Imran Khan has become a star overnight and deserves every bit of that celebrity status. For, how many in his place would selflessly decide to dedicate education-related incredible Android apps to students for free.
The moment of glory came for 36-year-old Khan at an international platform when Prime Minister Narendra Modi named and praised him while addressing a crowd at London’s Wembley Stadium recently.
As the PM talked about an India “beyond headlines in newspapers” and much more than “what you see on TV”, he remarked, “my India is in that Imran Khan from Alwar (Rajasthan)….” Ever since, Khan’s telephone has not stopped ringing.
While Khan is coping up with the sudden adulation he is receiving from people all over the world, Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has offered free internet facility to him from state-owned telecommunication company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
With no formal education in Information Technology, he has in the past three years developed Android apps on topics varying from General Knowledge, Physics and Chemistry to History, English and Rajasthan Administrative Services to assist students. Clicking on ‘Play Store’ in the Android phone and searching for ‘gktalk’ fetches a series of educational apps, which have been downloaded by over 3 million users and the top grosser has been on General Science with over 700,000 downloads.