Srinivasa Ramanujan was the Great Mathematician of the world. His birthday was on 22 December. This day is celebrated as National Mathematics Day in India. Many competitions and seminars are organised around the country in memory of his contributions in Maths.
The Man Who Knew Infinity
The life span of Srinivasa Ramanujan was short. He was born on 22 December 1887 and left this world on 26 April 1920. Without having any formal education in the field of Mathematics he left around 4000 original theorems. His original notebooks have been edited in a series of five volumes. A book written on him titles as The Man Who Knew Infinity is a major work on him. He stayed five years in Cambridge and published 5 papers on mathematics with great mathematician G H Hardy. It is said that he was a follower of Goddess Mahalaxmi. Once he said that an equation for me has no meaning, unless it represents the thought of God.