# Srinivasa Ramanujan

**Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. He made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. He was one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society and only the second Indian member. He died of hepatic amoebiasis in 1920 at the age of 32.**

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Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. He made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems then considered unsolvable. He was one of the youngest Fellows of the Royal Society and only the second Indian member, and the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. His last letters to Hardy, written in January 1920, show that he was still continuing to produce new mathematical ideas and theorems. A deeply religious Hindu, he credited his substantial mathematical capacities to divinity, and said the mathematical knowledge he displayed was revealed to him by his family goddess Namagiri Thayar. During his short life, he independently compiled nearly 3,900 results. Many were completely novel; his original and highly unconventional results, have opened entire new areas of work and inspired a vast amount of further research. His notebooks have been analysed and studied for decades since his death as a source of new Mathematical ideas. His lost notebook, containing discoveries from the last year of his life, caused great excitement among mathematicians when it was rediscovered in 1976. He died of hepatic amoebiasis in 1920 at the age of 32, and is buried in the Calcutta suburb of Calcutt.

He is buried with his wife, Komalatammal, a housewife and sang at a local temple, in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. His son Sadagopan died of smallpox in December 1889, but recovered, unlike 4,000 others who died in the Thanjavur district around him. In December 1989, his mother gave birth to a son, who died less than three months later. He moved back to Kanchipuram, where he was enrolled at the local primary school. After his maternal grandfather lost his job as a court official, he moved to Kangayan and enrolled in Kangayan Primary School. On October 1, 1892, he enrolled at Kangayan School and was enrolled in the Kangayan Kangayan High School. He went on to study at the University of Madras where he became a teacher. In 1894, he was admitted to the Madras College of Arts and Sciences. He also became a member of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. In 1895, he became an associate of the Bombay College of Science and Technology. In 1897, he joined the Indian Academy of Sciences. In 1901, he began a postal partnership with the English mathematician G. H. Hardy at Cambridge, England. In 1913, he travelled to Cambridge to meet Hardy, who described his work as extraordinary. In 1914, he returned to India to continue his mathematical research. In 1919, ill health—now believed to have been hepaticAmoebiacs —compelled Ramanujans to return to India, and he died in 1920, aged 32.

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