National Mathematics Day 2021 history, significance & interesting facts about Srinivasa Ramanujan are given below.
Every year on December 22nd, National Mathematics Day is held to commemorate Srinivasa Ramanujan's life and contributions. The famous mathematician was born on this day in 1887. In 2012, to commemorate Ramanujan's 125th birthday, then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared the day the National Mathematics Day and the year the National Mathematics Year.
Ramanujan was born in Erode, Tamil Nadu, into a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family. He attended the Government College. He failed tests in college because he was unprepared for courses other than math.
Ramanujan began working as a clerk for the Madras Port Trust in 1912. Professor GH Hardy of Trinity College, Cambridge University was suggested to him by one of his colleagues, who was also a mathematician. Ramanujan enrolled at Trinity College a few months before the outbreak of World War I and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 1916.
He was elected to the Royal Society and the London Mathematical Society. He was the first Indian to be elected as a Trinity College Fellow. Despite having very no formal experience in pure mathematics, Ramanujan made significant contributions to the field including answers to mathematical problems that were previously thought intractable.Ramanujan independently compiled almost 3,900 results throughout his brief life (he died in 1920 at the age of 32).