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Who among the following Indians is known for his exemplary contribution in the field of mathematics?
1. JC Bose
2. S Ramanujan
3. CV Raman
4. VA Sarabhai

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : S Ramanujan

The correct answer is ​S Ramanujan.

  • Srinivasa Ramanujan born on 22 December 1887 to a Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family is considered one of India’s greatest mathematical geniuses.

  • He made significant contributions to the theory of numbers most important lead to the properties of the partition function.
  • He had no formal education in pure mathematics but still, he excelled in this field.
  • His thesis was published in European and English general journals and he was elected to the Royal Society of London in 1918.
  • He discovered that 1792 is the magic number because it is the only number that can be expressed as the sum of cubes for two different sets of numbers.

  • Tamil Nadu government celebrates State IT Day on his birthday on 22nd December.
  • 22nd December is celebrated as "National Mathematics Day" in India.

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