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

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 December 2016, 04:30 PM
Sonam Wangchuk
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’. 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: