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National Mathematics Day observed

2018-12-23

 

• The National Mathematics Day is observed every year on 22 December in India. It was initiated by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2012.

• It is observed to honour the birth anniversary of the famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan who contributed towards mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions.

• Ramanujan lived during the British Rule in India. He died at a young age of 32 in London.

• He had almost no formal training in pure mathematics.

• In 1911, Ramanujan published the first of his papers in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society.



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