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Srinivasa Ramanujan Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 22, 2018

Short Biography

Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22-12-1887 in Erode in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian Mathematician, Scientist, Writer & Author.

Srinivasa Ramanujan Complete Bio & Career

Srinivasa Ramanujan was a famous Indian mathematician from the British Rule era in India. He is known for his contributions to number theory, mathematical analysis, continued fractions and continued fractions. He provided solutions to the problems which were considered as unsolvable that time. He passed primary examinations in Tamil, English, arithmetic, and geography in 1897. He attended Town Higher Secondary School and later enrolled to Government Arts College. But he did not pass in other subjects because of his interest in Mathematics and failed. He attended Pachaiyappa's College at Madras for his education but failed to pass in rest subjects and left the college without a degree. He started research on Mathematics independently. V. Ramaswamy Aiye who was Indian Mathematical Society's founder noticed his work and he started working at the University of Madras as a researcher.
He produced mathematical research on his own and Indian mathematicians started recognizing his work.Later he and the G. H. Hardy, who was the English mathematician from Cambridge University, started a postal partnership.Hardy recognized his work and made sure that travel for Ramanujan can come to Cambridge.Hardy was impressed with his mathematical research.He produced groundbreaking new theorems, He had also rediscovered the proven theorems and the results were more advanced.
He had compiled more than 3900 equations and identities independently.His original work included partition formulae, the Ramanujan theta function, mock theta functions and the Ramanujan prime.Almost all of his claims were correct. A peer-reviewed scientific journal ‘The Ramanujan Journal’ was published with work influenced by Ramanujan.His work both published and unpublished was later analyzed and was deeply studied for new mathematical ideas.
He was a religious person and believed in spirituality.He was quiet and shy with dignified personality.He had a strong belief in a family goddess, Mahalakshmi and found inspiration in her.He was a strictly vegetarian.His eating habits, the way of living and the cultural difference between his native place and England made his stay at England tough. He was suffering from ill health during his stay in England.He returned to his home country after 5 years due to the health issues.He was suffering from what now called as ‘amoebiasis ‘.He died the very next year after coming back to India.His discoveries from the last days of his life are in his "lost notebook" which was rediscovered in 1976.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Srinivasa Ramanujan died on 26-04-1920 in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India at age of 32. He had many health problems. He was suffering from vitamin deficiency and tuberculosis.

DEATHDAY 26 April,1920 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu

Srinivasa Ramanujan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to K. Srinivasa Iyengar and Komalatammal. He had a brother named Sadagopan Ramanujan. He was married to Janakiammal from 1909 until his death in 1920.

Life's Important Dates Of Srinivasa Ramanujan

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Erode
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindi
Address Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
School Kangayan Primary School, Kangayan and Town Higher Secondary School, Kangayan
College Government Arts College, Kumbakonam and Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai
Qualification Dropout
Hobbies Reading
Marital Status Married

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Srinivasa Ramanujan

  • Due to weak financial condition and paper being expensive that time, he used slate instead of paper for deriving his results in order to jot down the results.
  • He did not receive any formal training in pure mathematics!
  • His classmates were not able to understand him and his mathematical acumen awed them. This is why he didn’t have friends at school.
  • He was one of the Royal Society's youngest fellows at that time.
  • He was selected as a Fellow of Trinity College at Cambridge.

Srinivasa Ramanujan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Srinivasa Ramanujan was 32 years 4 months & 4 days old age.