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Watch | Exclusive: Meet real life 'Phunsukh Wangdu' of 3 Idiots – Sonam Wangchuk

Sonam Wangchuk Came Into Spotlight In 2009 When His Character Was Portrayed By Aamir Khan As Phunsukh Wangdu In The Blockbuster Hit Film ‘3 Idiots’.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 22 Dec 2016, 04:30:13 PM
Sonam Wangchuk

New Delhi:

Sonam Wangchuk came into spotlight in 2009 when his character was portrayed by Aamir Khan as Phunsukh Wangdu in the blockbuster hit film ‘3 Idiots’. The engineer-turned-educationist has spent his years in engineering an educational and cultural movement in Ladakh. His efforts have led to a massive drop in failure rates of school students.

On November 15, 2016, Wangchuk won a Rolex Award for Enterprise and became the only second Indian to win the honour.

Every year, Rolex supports individuals for innovative ideas to make the world a better place. Wangchuk came up with a path-breaking invention of the Ice Stupas, “tall towers or little mountains” of ice, in order to solve water scarcity problems in a cold desert.

Watch his full exclusive interview with News Nation here:

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First Published : 22 Dec 2016, 03:31:00 PM