Srinivasa Ramanujan was a incandescent genius young person with exceptional qualities in mathematics. He was born in Erode, India, on December 22, 1887, a small village in the southern part of the country.
His formal training was as limited as his life was short, burst upon the mathematical scene with a series of brilliant discoveries. Analytic number theory was among his specialties. The man who new infinitive.
In spite of having received no formal education, this genius made unprecedented contribution to mathematical concept such as mathematical analysis, Infinite series, continued fractions, and number theory.
After demonstrating an intuitive grasp of mathematics at a young age, he began to develop his own theories and in 1911 published his first paper in India.
Impressed by his innovative work, G.H. Hardy called him to Cambridge. He convinced Ramanujan to come study with him. Ramanujan spent nearly five years in Cambridge during which he published many of his papers on mathematics.
In 1916 he was awarded a Bachelor degree for his work on composite numbers. He was elected a Fellow of Royal Society in 1918. In 1919 he suffered from Tuberculosis and vitamin deficiency and had to return to India.
His poor health led to his early demise. The Indian Government honors this great genius by observing his birthday December 22 as National Mathematics Day.