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Mahabir Pun Biography- Early life, education, family, net-worth and contributions

Mahabir Pun Biography

Success is not only achieving something for ourselves but also doing something good for others. And this quote perfectly fits for legendary Mahabir Pun.

Here we have compiled everything about the legendary personality Mahabir Pun, including his early life, age, education also  struggles and contributions.

 Who is Mahabir Pun?

He is a multi-talented personality as he is a great scientist and researcher, teacher and  social entrepreneur of Nepal. Also, he is the most renounced and liked person throughout the country due to his outstanding life-changing contribution to the rural communities.

Mahabir Pun- legendary personality
Mahabir Pun- legendary personality

 He is a true “Mahan “or great human being as his name is “Mahabir”. Despite  facing several difficulties, he introduced Wireless Internet technology in the rural areas of Nepal. Therefore, he is known as the first man in technology development as a researcher and initiator in Nepal.

 

Name

 

Mahabir Pun

 

Date of Birth 22th January,  1955

 

Birth Place

 

Nangi Village, Myagdi District

 

Age

 

 

66 years old

 

 

 

Nationality

 

 

 

Nepali

 

Father Krishna Pun

 

Mother

 

Purbi pun

 

 

Status

 

Married
  Wife

 

 

Om Maya pun

 

  Daughter

 

 

June Pun

 

  School/College/University

 

Khairahani Higher Secondary School, Chitwan,

Amrit Science Campus, Kathmandu and University of Nebraska, Kearney

 

Profession Scientist, Teacher, Social Entrepreneur, and also a Researcher

 

  Net Worth

 

N/A (Uses Most of his earnings in social works)

 

 

Mahabir Pun- Early life and parents 

Mahabir was born in a rural village Nangi of Myagdi district, as a son of father Krishna pun and mother Purbi Pun. His family’s conditions were not excellent. Therefore, he had to spend his early life helping his family and doing household works. So, he did not have happy childhood memory.

 Education 

Mahabir got a golden opportunity for his education after his father got retired from the Gurkha army. Fortunately, He got admission to Khairahani Higher Secondary School of Chitwan District.

But, he could not continue his further education due to financial problems. So, he started teaching in a school. After 12 years of his teaching profession, Mahabir started his higher education in Amrit Science Campus. 

Moreover, during his college days, he worked to develop rural areas by applying things learned from his experiences. Finally, in 1996 he completed his Bachelor’s degree in science.

Besides, after the Bachelor’s degree, Mahabir moved to the USA for further study. He joined the University of Nebraska for a master’s degree in Educational Administration in 2001.

 Age and Birthday 

Mahabir Pun is in his mid-sixties. He was born on January 22 1955. But, he is still active in promoting rural communities lifestyles.

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 Mahabir Pun -Contribution

His contribution is in multiple fields and has served the Nepali people in various fields and services.

Firstly, he served in the past as a professional teacher for twelve years. Also, he is the first Nepali who introduced wireless internet technology in rural areas of Nepal. Due to technological advancements, online education and internet facility become accessible to remote areas too.

Furthermore, Mahabir pun used to teach computer classes to fellow teachers and students. Also, Mahabir got good help from volunteers and donors. So, he finally could bring the wireless connection between the rural Nangi village and the other neighboring areas.

 Moreover, Pun brought used computers on donations from abroad and distributed them to schools in villages.

Mahabir pun established internet facilities in rural areas of Nepal
Mahabir pun established internet facilities in rural areas of Nepal

  National Innovation Center 

In 2012, Mahabir put forward an aim of serving non-profitable services in innovation and development. So, he registered ‘Rashtriya Abishkar Kendra’/National Innovation Centre, a non-profitable organization/company, in 2012.

Furthermore, he is developing new ideas and also conveying research and development for the socio-economic development of Nepal. 

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  Awards and Recognition

In 2002, Ashoka Foundation elected Mahabir Pun as an Ashoka Fellow organized by the Global Association of leading social entrepreneurs. Also, in 2004, he received the Award of Social Innovations from Global Ideas Bank.

Furthermore, in 2007, Pun earned an honorary degree award by the University of Nebraska as a Doctor of Humane Letters for his outstanding work for rural Nepal. Besides, in 2004 He was also elected into the Internet Hall of Fame.

He received an award for his innovative application of wireless technology in remote areas of Nepal. Not only that, but Mahabir worked to bring the progress of remote areas connecting the rural village globally.

Mahabir pun got ICT award 2019
Mahabir pun got ICT award 2019

 Family and Relationship

Mahabir is married to Om Maya Pun. They tied a knot in June 1998. However, His wife refused to go to live with him in Chitwan in his parent’s home. The couple welcomed a daughter, June Pun, on September 20, 1998.

 Social Media activities

At present, Mahabir Pun is not active on any social platform except for Twitter. But, he holds the official Twitter account, where he posts the recent development and innovation activities.

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