•Ramanujam was born on December 27,1887, in Erode.•He was a very great and famousmathematician.•He made contributions to theanalytical theory of numbers.•His father worked in Kumbakonam asa clerk in a cloth merchants shop.•When he was nearly five years old,Ramanujam entered the primary school.
•The following year, not knowing that the quintic could not be solved byradicals, he tried (and of course failed) to solve the quintic.•Ramanujan, on the strength of his good schoolwork, was given ascholarship to the Government College in Kumbakonam, which heentered in 1904.•Without money he was soon in difficulties and, without telling hisparents, he ran away to the town of Vizagapatnam about 650 km north ofMadras.•He married on 14 July 1909 when his mother arranged for him to marry aten year old girl S Janaki Ammal. Ramanujan did not live with his wife,however, until she was twelve years old.
•Ramanujan continued to •Ramanujan was appointeddevelop his mathematical ideasand began to pose problems to the post of clerk andand solve problems in the began his duties on 1 MarchJournal of the Indian 1912.Mathematical Society. •Ramanujan was quite lucky•He developed relationsbetween elliptic modular to have a number of peopleequations in 1910. working round him with•In 1912 Ramanujan applied for training in mathematics.the post of clerk in the accounts •He died on 26th April 1920 insection of the Madras Port Kumbakonam.Trust.