Struggle & Failure Story of Great Indian Mathematician-Srinivasa Ramanujan

Struggle & Failure Story of Great Indian Mathematician-Srinivasa Ramanujan

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"An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God."

Srinivasa Ramanujan was only of the greatest Indian Mathematician who is known all over the world for his extraordinary contribution towards Mathematical number systems, Infinite Series, Mathematical analysis along with exceptional inventions and researches based upon the properties of the partition functions and all those mathematical problems which were as yet considered to be unresolved. The great mathematician was born under the British rule in India on December 22nd, 1887 at Erode, Tamilnadu and died merely at an early age of 32 years on April 26th, 1920 at Kumbakonam, Madras Presidency, Tamilnadu.

Life struggles and failure of this greatest Indian mathematician is hereby being explained with the following list of points:-

1.   Ramanujan belonged to a poor traditional family of South India where his father was employed a low paying clerk in a local cloth shop and the mother was a housewife and even used to sing at the local temples to earn a living.

2.   During the year 1889, Ramanujan suffered from serious smallpox but was fortunate enough to survive among other 4000 children who died due to this major problem in the same year. The child scientist was even extremely unfortunate as he could not even see the first birthdays of two of his siblings who born in the year 1891 and 1894 respectively.

3.   Ramanujan broken all the stereotypes and became a great mathematical scholar with extremel command over integers and numbers systems along with advanced mathematical skill during his student life days at high school. He also failed to attend the primary school for basic education regularly and introduced with mathematics at high school and excelled to the competency level of a college student.

No, it is a very interesting number, it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways.

4.   He proved himself a greatest Indian mathematician when he became successful in compiling 3900 results related to identities and equations prior to losing his life merely at an early age of 32 years. Infinite series of Pi (22/7) still remains as one of the knowledgeable research done by him during his study days.

5.   The extraordinary intelligence with such a poor background family without having an appropriate training of pure mathematics, Ramanujan’s efforts excelled within a shortest life period owing to which his birth anniversary (December 22nd) is celebrated as the National Mathematics Day all over the world.

An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of god”, was one of the statements mentioned by him expressing his confidence level in the Mathematics. Following his dedicated efforts, he has been put under the category of ‘Fellow of Royal Society” which is fellowship given to the top level world scientists.

References: livemint.com, indianexpress.com, indiatimes.com, study.com, mocomi.com

An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God.


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