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Remembering the genius

Ramanujan's birthday, December 22, is now celebrated as National Mathematics Day in India

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Chintan Girish Modi
The story of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) continues to fire our imagination more than a century after his lifetime. Even those of us who are not enraptured by the elegance of pure mathematics are moved by his determination, methods and achievements. It is hard not to think about the contributions he would have made had he not died in his early thirties.

His birthday, December 22, is now celebrated as National Mathematics Day in India. As the man’s birthday week comes to a close, it is impressive to note how he keeps resurfacing in books, films and plays, asking to be
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First Published: Dec 23 2022 | 11:06 PM IST

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