Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai

It’s really a great triumph moment for Indian’s that Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg team up to start a foundation in the name of our legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Brendan Iribe (CEO of Oculus VR) and some fifty other ‘1 percenters’ of Silicon Valley were at Russian billionaire and founder Yuri Milner’s house in Los Altos, there Yuri hosted a private screening and dinner for the film. As per the source reported they came out with tears after watching the film “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, a biopic on Ramanujam.

Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai are deeply moved by the film and decided to create a foundation in the name of Ramanujan.

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” is a British Biographic drama film based on 1991 book by Robert Kanigel. Dev Patel starrer as the real-life Srinivasa Ramanujan, 25 years-old shipping clerk and self taught mathematician who grows up in poor family in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I.

Ramanujan made an extraordinary contribution to mathematical analysis, number theory, continued fractions and infinite series, though he had no formal training in pure mathematics.

Srinivasa Ramanujan passes way in 1920, at the time he was just 32.

This film also starts Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry, Devika Bhise, Toby Jones, and Arundhati Nag. The Man Who Knew Infinity will be on theatres in India on Friday.


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