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10 Facts You Should Know About Imran Khan, The Man Modi Praised In His Wembley Speech

In his speech at London’s Wembley Stadium yesterday, Narendra Modi referred to Imran Khan, while addressing the Indian diaspora. And this Imran Khan is very much different from the Pakistan’s all-rounder, we all grew up watching.

This youth from Alwar in Rajasthan has developed around 50 mobile applications and dedicated those apps to the students for free.


The story doesn’t end here.

Here’s the full story of Imran Khan and his achievements in the field of technology:

1. He is a mathematics teacher at a government Sanskrit senior secondary school and has created 50 apps in less than 3 years.


2. With no formal education in computers, leave alone app development, Imran Khan has learnt everything he knows from books and Google.

His younger brother was a Computer Science engineer and his books were one of the reasons behind his liking for app development.


3. Back in 2005, he learnt HTML and designed a website ( himself to answer general knowledge-related questions.


4. In his website, he introduces himself as a web developer.

“I like to make cool and creative interfaces. My interfaces are always full of refreshing ideas. I like challenges, without challenge I can’t work. Web development is my hobby.”


5. He even took a session in a national seminar at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorie in 2014 which had IAS officers as his audience.


6. He developed his first app – the NCERT Learn Science – for the Class 9 students back in 2012 and has not looked back, since then.



7. His apps have been downloaded by 2.5 million users and screen views are up to 18 million. Yes. M-I-L-L-I-O-N.


8. Apart from that, his most popular app, the General Science app is a top grosser, with around 500,000 downloads.


9. The then district collector of Alwar, Ashutosh Pednekar was impressed with his design and suggested him to start developing apps.


As Imran had no idea of developing apps, it was Pednekar who showed him what apps look like on his personal tablet.


10. On the other hand, Pednekar believes, he was lucky to have stumbled upon Imran.

As reported by Hindustan Times, this is what he said:

‘We were looking for private players to develop websites for us when somebody suggested his name. So we asked him to develop a couple of websites for us.’


As Modi rightly pointed out yesterday at Britain’s biggest stadium, ‘My India resides in people like Imran Khan.’


Word, Modiji. There are countless such people in India.

Sare Jahan Se Accha, Hindustan Hamara, right? :)

News Source: Hindustan Times

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