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National Mathematics Day is celebrated in India on December 22 on the birthday of _______.
1. Harish Chandra
2. Srinivasa Ramanujan
3. Shakuntalaa Devi
4. P.C. Mahalanobis

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Srinivasa Ramanujan

The correct answer is Srinivasa Ramanujan.

  • National Mathematics Day is celebrated on December 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan
    • He was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. 
    • He made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions, including solutions to mathematical problems that were then considered unsolvable.
    • Known for: Landau-Ramanujan constant, Mock theta functions, Ramanujan conjecture, Ramanujan-Soldner constant, Ramanujan theta function, Ramanujan's sum, Rogers- Ramanujan identities, Ramanujan's master theorem, Ramanujan-Sato series
    • Awards: FRS(Fellow of the Royal Society)

Name Profession Known for Awards
Harish Chandra Mathematician Harish Chandra's c-function  Guggenheim Fellowship Award for Natural Sciences, US and Canada
Shakuntala Devi  Mathematician Mental Calculator Guinness World Records award for fastest human computation 
P.C. Mahalanobis Scientist and Statistician Mahalanobis distance  Padma Vibhushan, FRS

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