Remembering Srinivasa Ramanujan on National Mathematics Day 2020

By Gitanjali Mangal -- December 22, 2020 3:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

India celebrates 'National Mathematics Day' every year on December 22 across the nation to recognize and celebrate the works of Srinivasa Ramanujan.

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It was on this day in 1887, the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family at Erode, Tamil Nadu.

Srinivasa Ramanujan - Wikipedia

The former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on February 26, 2012, declared December 22 as the National Mathematics Day to mark the mathematician’s birth anniversary. The National Mathematics Day is celebrated across the country with several educational events in schools and colleges.

Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan: The Man Who Knew Infinity

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Srinivasa Ramanujan, who is also known as the ‘man who knew infinity’, did not receive any formal education in Mathematics but made important contributions to the field of mathematics. The mathematical genius made in depth analysis in order to solve mathematical problems using new ideas and concepts.

Srinivasa Ramanujan, the genius who knew infinity - YouTube

In 1919, due to his poor health and a year later, on April 26, 1920, he breathed his last at the age of 32.

-PTC News

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