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Srinivasa Ramanujan

Facts of Srinivasa Ramanujan

Date of Birth: 1887 , December-22
Date of Death: 1920 , April-26
Birth Nation: India

Quick Timeline of Srinivasa Ramanujan

1887 Born in India
1909 Arrange Marriage Srimathi Janaki
1920 Died in Chennai( Former Madras)
1914 Academic Life In England
1913 Contacted The English Mathematician
2014 Ramanujan A Biographical Film
2016 The Man Who Knew Infinity Ramanujan Potrayed by Dev Patel)

Detail Timeline of Srinivasa Ramanujan

December 26 , 1887

Born in India

He was born into Tamilian Brahmin family. His father was the clerk in the saree shop. He is from Thanjavur district. His mother sang at local temple. They resided in Sarangipani Street, Kumbakonam. His house now is a Museum.

July 14 , 1909

Arrange Marriage Srimathi Janaki

He married a ten-year girl named Janaki (Janakimmal). Her native is from Rajendram, which was close to Marudur (Karur district) Railway Station. Unfortunately, his father did not participate in marriage. She died at the age of 95.

April 26 , 1920

Died in Chennai( Former Madras)

He came back to his native Kumbakonam Madras Presidency. He soon died due severe illness. Previously he was suffering from tuberculosis and vitamin deficiency. He was suffering from Hepatic amoebiasis according to Dr. D.A.B Young according to report of 1994.

March 17 , 1914

Academic Life In England

Ramanujan withdrew from Madras on board the S.S. Nevasa on 17 March 1914. When he landed in London on 14 April, Neville was sitting tight for him with an auto. After four days, Neville took him to his home on Chesterton Road in Cambridge. Ramanujan promptly started his work with Littlewood and Hardy.


Contacted The English Mathematician

He came into contact with Nayan Iyer. He came into contact with British mathematician E.W Middlemast. M.J.M Hill of University College London commented that Ramanujan's papers were good but his paper lacked strong steps to the problem, i.e. it was not accepted by other mathematicians because he lacked proper educational background.

July 11 , 2014

Ramanujan A Biographical Film

This film was set in the backdrop of 1900. The film is about the prodigious math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. He was young Tamilian Brahmin in England. The film is based on great mathematician who achieved such a great height at an age of thirty.

April 8 , 2016

The Man Who Knew Infinity Ramanujan Potrayed by Dev Patel)

It is a biographical drama based on the life Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) becomes Srinivasa Ramanujan, a young aspiring mathematician from Madras. He attends the Cambridge University at the advent of First World War; he becomes the pioneering mathematician under the guidance of the professor, G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons).


He got married at very young age; he married Srimathi Janki (Janakimmal). He had a hard time looking for a job. He was suffering from hydrocele testis. His family could not afford that surgery, however, a doctor volunteered for the surgery for free. His nationality is Indian.
He tutored the student of Presidency College. In early 1910, he was sick, felt that he would die, fearing of poor health. He decided to handle his notebook to Professor Singaravelu. However, he recovered from the illness. He took the notebook back.
His work was appreciated by Prof, H.F Bake, and E.W Hobson. His in-depth research included Hypergeometric series. He is mathematician from India. We do not know about his net worth. His ethnicity belongs to the Tamilian Brahmin.  The main reason of his death can be due to amoebiasis. DR. D.A.B. Young speculated it is from hepatic amoebiasis. When dysentery is not treated properly can be under dormant form can develop into hepatic amoebiasis. He sadly died in Madras, now Chennai in 1920 at the age of 32. While his wife died in 1994 in Chennai, at the age of 95.

Movies have been made name Ramanujan, which was released on 2014. Another movie names “The Man Who Knew Infinity is filmed made on the plot of book Man Who knew Infinity. The role of Ramanujan was portrayed by Dev. Patel.  The academic world is recognizing is research, surprisingly his works are being validated by a modern researcher.