Today, 22nd December is the National Mathematics DayFrom the year 2012 onwards India Government have decided to celebrate the 22nd December as National Mathematics honouring late Sreenivasa Ramanujan, the greatest of all Mathematicians ever lived. He was born on 22nd December 1887 in Tamil Nadu (Kumbhakonam). He could not complete his college education. But later he became a Fellow of Royal Society (FRS) that too at the age of 31. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 33. He used to make mathematical statements and using two or three steps came out with answers. Several of his conjectures were proved by other Mathematicians taking years for solving them. Even now there are people working on them.
In India there were several mathematicians, but many of them are not known outside. Only recently the Kerala based Sangama grams Madhavan's name got recognised. There are several other such great names among our Mathematicians.
Let this celebration help to throw light on these unknown personalities in the field of Mathematics.