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India celebrates December 22 every year as the National Mathematics Day. The day is the birth anniversary of India’s mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
To honour his works and celebrate the genius of the man, the day was declared the National Mathematics Day in 2012.
The primary objective of celebrating the day is to spread the awareness of mathematics as a tool for advancement of humanity.
Many prominent personalities from a cross-section of society took to social media to pay their tributes to the man.
The Royal Society, a fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in the world hailed Ramanujan as a mathematician who made useful contributions in the field of Mathematics without having any formal training in the subject.
Born #OnThisDay in 1887 was Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Though he had very little formal training, his work was substantial, often using methods that were completely novel. In 1918 he became one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society. https://t.co/XqvU8okbMK pic.twitter.com/30xOBfEUti— The Royal Society (@royalsociety) December 22, 2022
Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari tweeted his tribute to the genius.
Spiritual guru Sadhguru acknowledged the contribution Ramanujan made to society.
Opposition leader Shashi Tharoor called the day a celebration of numbers.
Ministry of Railways tweeted a video of Ramanujan to commemorate the National Mathematics Day.
On National #MathematicsDay, Railways commemorates the genius mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan on his birth anniversary for his pioneering discoveries & numerous contributions in the field. pic.twitter.com/GaOVZpwrzr— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) December 22, 2022
Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in Erode in 1887. He was among the first Indians to go and study Mathematics in Cambridge University. In 1918 he was chosen as a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society for his work on numbers and elliptical functions.
Nicknamed the magician of numbers, having close to 4000 theories of mathematics to his credit.
He unfortunately died at the very young age of 32 after suffering from Tuberculosis.