S. Ramanujan, F.R.S.

  title={S. Ramanujan, F.R.S.},
  author={G. H. Hardy},
  • G. Hardy
  • Published 17 June 1920
  • Sociology
  • Nature
SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN, whose death was announced in NATURE of June 3, was born in 1888, in the neighbourhood of Madras, the son of poor parents, and a Brahmin by caste. I know very little of his early history or education, but he became a student in Madras University, and passed certain examinations, though he did not complete the course for a degree. Later he was employed by the Madras Port Trust as a clerk at a salary equivalent to about 25l. a year. By this time, however, reports of his… 
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