On the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on December 22. The day is celebrated to recognize his contributions in the domain of mathematics. The Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on this day in 1887. The mastermind was born to a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family at Erode, Tamil Nadu. On February 26, 2012, the previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared December 22 as the National Mathematics Day to celebrate the mathematician’s birth anniversary. The prime goal of this day is to increase awareness pertaining to the importance of mathematics in the growth of the economy and welfare of society. Of late, the day has grown significance among present-time students, teachers, mathematicians, and maths enthusiasts.
With numerous educational events in schools and colleges, the National Mathematics Day is celebrated across the country. Srinivasa Ramanujan was also known as the man who knew infinity. He did not get any proper education in Mathematics. In spite of this, he made vital contributions to the field of mathematics. To solve mathematical problems using new ideas and concepts, the mathematical genius made in depth analysis. His voyage to being a mastermind started when sent a letter to the Professor where he had talked about 120 mathematical theorems. He became a part of Trinity College a few months prior to the outbreak of World War I.
He was awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in 1916. He was chosen in the London Mathematical Society in 1917. For his research on Elliptic Functions and theory of numbers, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1918. He became the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge the same year. Due to his severe health, he came back to India in1919. At the age of 32, he breathed his last on April 26, 1920.