It is quite interesting that many of the great personalities remembered with extremely short expressions. For instance, when we think about Einstein, the first image that comes to our mind is E = mc2  equation. When see a bitten apple we think Steve Jobs. In mathematics, if you heard about 1729, it’s the Ramanujan number. Take a glance at some Unknown Facts about Ramanujan, furnished on this page.

The mathematics genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar is known for his best work on continued fractions and hypergeometric series. And also include mathematical analysis, Infinite series and number theory. Through his significant contributions to the mathematics world and mastered the concepts of the subject in every young age.

Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar, an Indian mathematician and autodidact, was born in 1887 on 22nd December in Madras, Tamilnadu. He was born to Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family, his father was a clerk at sari shop, and his mother is a housewife and sang at a local temple.

The Unknown Facts about Ramanujan is also interesting things to know. In a lifespan of 32 years, he made his contributions more to mathematics than many other mathematicians. The English mathematician G. H Hardy who worked with him for several years described him as the natural mathematical genius.

Today the world is celebrating Srinivasa Ramanujan’s 129th Birthday who becomes the inspiration for many mathematicians. On his life history, Ramanujan Movie also released with the title ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, starred Dev Patel. This movie includes the most interesting Unknown Facts about Ramanujan.

So here are the few Unknown Facts about Ramanujan you need to know

  • Srinivasa Ramanujan, a child prodigy had developed many sophisticated theorems on his own. At the age of 13, he completely mastered a book on advanced trigonometry which was written by S.L Lonely.
  • Interestingly, by the age of 14, he was the recipient of various merit certificates and academic awards. During that time, he completed most of the mathematics in half time.
  • Unlike many other famous mathematicians and scientists, Srinivasa Ramanujan was also a religious man who believed that equation has only meaning.


  • He has a journal named after him, i.e., Ramanujan Journal. It features peer-reviewed papers about the researches made by him in the mathematics field.
  • At the age of 31, Ramanujan awarded with Fellow of Royal Society. In the year 1918, he was the first Indian to be elected as the Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
  • His colleague and mentor in Cambridge University G. H Hardy worked on the proofs of Ramanujan insights. So that mathematical community would take him seriously.
  • Ramanujan has died, when he was only 32 years. The cause of his death was told to be tuberculosis at that time.
  • The Indian State, Tamilnadu celebrates Srinivasa Ramanujan birthday as State IT Day and whole country celebrates as National Mathematics Day.

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