Srinivasa Ramanujan


India's famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan life full history.


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Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887 into a Tamil Brahman Iyengar family in Erode, Madras Presidency. His father, K. Srinivasa Iyengar, originally from Thanjavur district. They worked as a clerk in a sari shop. His mother, Komalatammal. She was a housewife and also sang at a local temple. The family home is now a museum. They were two siblings.

On 1 October 1892, Ramanujan was enrolled at the local school. After some time Ramanujan and his mother moved back to Kumbakonam. He was enrolled in the Kangayan Primary School.

Age 11, he had exhausted the mathematical knowledge of two college students who were lodgers at his home. He was later lent a book by S. L. Loney on advanced trigonometry. He mastered this by the age of 13 while discovering sophisticated theorems on his own. By 14, he was receiving merit certificates and academic awards.

That continued throughout his school career, and he assisted the school in the logistics of assigning. Its 1200 students to its approximately 35 teachers. He completed mathematical exams in half the allotted time. They showed a familiarity with geometry and infinite series. Ramanujan was shown how to solve cubic equations in 1902. he developed his own method to solve the quartic.


Ramanujan married on 14 July 1909 with Janaki (Janakiammal). A girl whom his mother had selected for him a year earlier and who was ten years old when they married.

After the marriage, Ramanujan developed a hydrocele testis. The condition could be treated with a routine surgical operation. That would release the blocked fluid in the scrotal sac. His family did not have the money for the operation.

After his successful surgery, Ramanujan searched for a job. In late 1910, Ramanujan was sick again. He feared for his health.

In 1912, Ramanujan moved to a house in Saiva Muthaiah Mudali street, George Town, Madras with his wife and mother. Where they lived for a few months. In May 1913, upon securing a research position at Madras University, Ramanujan moved with his family to Triplicane.

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