Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar was a great Indian mathematician. He is one of the greatest mathematical thinkers of the world. Ramanujan was such a genius that not only India but the whole world was proud of. At the age of just 33, he made many important contributions in the field of mathematics with his amazing and unique knowledge. Due to which he was recognized as a great mathematician all over the world.Srinivasa Ramanujam was born on 22 December 1887 in a Brahmin family in a village called Erode in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. His father’s name was Srinivasa Iyengar. Who was a bookkeeper in the local clothes shop. His mother’s name was Komal Tammal. who was a housewife. When Ramanujan was one year old, his family settled in Kumbakonam. At the age of 22, Ramanujan was married to Janaki, who was 10 years younger than him.
Child Ramanujan was more interested only in the subject of mathematics. He did not take other subjects seriously. He secured the highest marks in the entire district in the primary examination. Ramanujan’s personality was very simple and gentle. His classmates and teachers were very impressed with him. Ramanujan was such a brilliant student that he had studied mathematics up to the college level while still in school. In the short life At the age of 13, Ramanujan had become the master of Advance Trigonometry book written by SL Loni and At the age of 17, he checked Bernoulli numbers and discovered the value of Eluire’s constant up to 15 decimal places. In the school examination, he was given a scholarship for getting good marks in Mathematics and English. Due to Srinivas’s excessive interest in mathematics, he had stopped studying other subjects. He used to study mathematics in the classes of other subjects as well. The result of this was that he failed in all subjects except Mathematics in class 11th. In 1907, he gave the private examination of class 12, in which he failed again. After this his primary education ended.
In the year 1918, at the age of 31, he wrote 120 formulas of mathematics and got his research done by English Professor G. H. Send it to Hardy. Hardy read that research and he was highly impressed by those research papers and invited them to come to Cambridge University. Then in October 1918, Ramanujan was given the membership of Trinity College. He was the first Indian to do so.
Ramanujan breathed his last on 26 April 1920 due to TB (Tuberculosis) disease. At the time of his death, he was only 33 years old. Losing Srinivas ji was an irreparable loss for the whole world. Ramanujan made 3884 equations in his 33 years of life. Many of which are still unresolved today. In mathematics, 1729 is known as Ramanujan number. In Tamil Nadu state of India, Ramanujan’s birthday is celebrated as IT Day and NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY in India. Srinivasa Ramanujan is called “MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY”. In 2014, the Tamil film “Ramanujan Ka Jeevan” was made in his life. In 2015, another film came on him named “THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINTY”.
Something like this was the story of our great mathematician Ramanujan. So that today’s young generation gets a lot to learn