10 Interesting Facts About Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar

The mathematics genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar (1887- 1920) is best known for his work on continued fractions and hypergeometric series. He made significant contributions to the field of mathematics and had mastered the concepts of the subject at quite a young age.

Here’s a look at some interesting facts about the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar.

#1.       Child Prodigy

Child Prodigy


Ramanujan had completely mastered a book on advanced trigonometry written by S.L. Loney by the age of 13. By that age, the child prodigy had developed sophisticated theorems of his own.

By the age of 14, he was a recipient of various academic awards and merit certificates. During this time, he had completed most of the mathematics in half the time.

#2.       Brahmin Culture

His mother was his teacher when it came to learning Hindu traditions and puranas. He learnt to sing religious songs, maintain certain eating habits and attend pujas at temples. All of these factors prove that he followed Brahmin culture.

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