In the year 2012, the then Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh declared 22 December as the National Mathematics Day. Three years later in 2015, a movie 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' released based on the biography of the mathematician. The movie had Dev Patel in the titular role. The movie describes the mathematician's life in India, after he joined Cambridge University during World War 1 and his journey towards establishing the famed mathematical theories.
Srinivasa Ramanujan Birth Anniversary: 10 Facts About The Mathematics Genius
In 1903, he joined the Government College in Kumbakonam. Due to his negligence for non mathematical subjects, he failed the exam in the college. In 1912 he got a job as a clerk in the Madras Port Trust, so as to invest more time for mathematical discoveries. It was then, he was referred to Professor GH Hardy, Trinity College, Cambridge University; by one of his colleagues at Madras Port Trust who was also a mathematician.
In 1919, he returned to India due to his poor health condition and a year later he breathed his last at the age of 32.
In 2014, founder of Super30 classes Anand Kumar was conferred the year's prestigious Ramanujan Mathematics Award at the Eighth National Mathematics Convention organised by a Rajkot-based school.
In 2016, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, among others, have reportedly pledged to form a foundation in the name of legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg Pledge to Create Ramanujan Foundation: Report
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