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Sreenivasa Ramanujan the Great Mathematician.

Updated on May 22, 2012
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Among 20th century mathematicians, Sreenivasa Ramanujan’s name we cannot forget at any cost. His contribution towards mathematics was incredible.


Sreenivasa Ramanujan born in a poor Brahmin family of Erode in Tamil nadu state of India in December 22 of 1887.his father was working, as an accountant in a textile.Ramanujan was a brilliant student in his school. He shown his brilliance in mathematics specially.in 1903 he passed Matriculation. When he joined in college, he came to read the book authoring by Mr.G.S.Kar named "A synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics". His complete concentration went in to that book which contains 500 mathematical formulas. However, he failed to put his concentration on other subjects, and he failed in first year. His studies were in the help of the scholarships, which he got. After his failure, he stopped receiving scholarship. He forced to stop his studies and went back to his home.In spite of his poverty he managed to continue his mathematical experiments. His two big notebooks, which contain his experiments, became the big treasure of mathematical world.


In 1909, his marriage happened, in his 22nd years of age. He married to Janaki when she was 9 years old! After this, he forced to find a job. During search for job he met with the founder of Indian Mathematical Society Mr.V.Ramaswamy.He advised him to meet the collector of Nellore district of Tamil Nadu Mr.Dhivan Bahadoor Ramachandra Rao.He was so passionate about Mathematics and he promised the financial support to Mr.Ramanujan and send him tom Madras. However, he managed to find a clerical job in Madras Port Trust.


The first article of Ramanujan was born in 1911 December.it was in “Journal of Indian Mathematical Society”. The article was about the effects of Bernoulli’s digits. This article got good popularity among the famous mathematicians. On that time, Mr.G.H.Hardy the famous professor from Cambridge wrote a book. In that book he put forward some questions. The article which wrote by Ramanujan contained the answers for Mr.Hardy.Mr.Hardy noticed his talents and he managed a scholarship for Mr.Ramanujan from Trinity Colege.in 1914 he went to England. He utilized this opportunity very well.


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His health condition went poor during the time of those First World War time. He severely affected by TB in 1917.in 1918 he selected as Fellow in Royal Society and Trinity college. Next year he came back to India. Again his health condition went bad and that great mathematician passed away in the age of 33 in 1920 April 26.


He was an incredible talent in pure mathematics. His concentration was on numeral science. He put forward some common rule for mathematics, which was a big issue for scientists for past centuries. His ideas like Riemann’s zeta Function, Mock-Theta function, Modular formulas and Elliptic functions later became the part of controlling system of Atomic Reactors. His discoveries with in his age of 33 was incredible which scientists are still referring.in discoveries are using in different branches of science like computer science,Creptology,Space science etc.


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      BFGFDFHDJHHFRY 4 years ago

      IN TAMIL

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 4 years ago from india

      yees.............

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      rita 4 years ago

      ,,ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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      Sidhartha Biswal 4 years ago

      Thank you every body for sending this message

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      salam 5 years ago

      within 33years he did a great job..that his spciality

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      a.nageswara rao 5 years ago

      he is great mathematician in the world

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      didi 5 years ago

      what a beautiful man u have to learn things from him.........

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 5 years ago from india

      its true he was a genius in maths...thanks hesana for your visit.

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      HESANA 5 years ago

      INDIA IS PROUD BECAUSE OF RAMANUJAN

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 5 years ago from india

      THANKS Angela Brummer FOR YOUR VISIT .HE WAS GREAT PERSONALITY.HE PASSED AWAY IN HIS EARLY 30S.THANKS Angela Brummer FOR YOUR SHARE.

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 5 years ago from india

      thanks anu for visit

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Wow very interested. He is not acknowledged enough! I am with annaujith and will share this!

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Ramanujan was absolutely a great mathematician... Some body never know that, This should be recirculated... Voted up and shared...