Remembering Srinivasa Ramanujan on his Birth Anniversary

2023-12-22 Fri

Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of India's greatest mathematical geniuses, was born on this day in 1887. He discovered beauty and pattern in numbers and amazed the world with his theorems, infinite series, continued fractions, and formulas.

Despite being unemployed and living in extreme poverty, Srinivasa Ramanujan persisted in his job. His mastery in certain areas of mathematics was widely accepted and was appreciated by the contemporary mathematics. His die-hard works include Bernoulli numbers, hypergeometric series, elliptic functions, etc.

India Post honoured him with commemorative postage stamps in 1962, 2011, and 2012 and a definitive postage stamp in 2016.

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