Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December, 1887 in Tamil Nadu’s Erode.

His birth anniversary is celebrated as National Mathematics Day due to  his contributions to the field.

The genius mathematician used to fail in other subjects except mathematics during his school times.

He worked out the Riemann series, the elliptic integrals, hypergeometric series, and many more with his own ‘Ramanujan Summation’ technique.

Ramanujan found out that ‘1729’ was the smallest number expressible as  a sum of two cubes in two  different ways.

G.H. Hardy described Ramanujan’s mathematical ability as ‘100’, his  own ‘25’ and David Hilbert’s ‘80’.

An award named after him, Ramanujan Award, is awarded annually to young brilliant mathematicians.

A movie ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ starring Dev Patel in the lead was released on Ramanujan’s life.

His biography ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, written by Robert Kanigel, describes his life.

He is said to have independently gathered 3,900 results and  developed his own theorems.