The Man Who Knew Infinity.

Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel in The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

An exquisite bit of writing of a story worth retelling and revisited again and again. The story of the mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujam, the unschooled genius who became a Fellow of the Royal Society, and who has still left us unsolved riddles. “An equation for me,” he declared, “has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God.” He has been the subject of many books and treatises.
The one book to read about him is “The Man Who Knew Infinity” by Robert Kanigel. Simon Singh also writes much about him in “Fermat’s Last Theorem”. Then of course there is the movie with Dave Patel as Ramanujam. Patel doesn’t let his refined good looks get in the way. He pulls it off. Devika Bhise plays a Brahmin girl from Tirichurapalli to Mylapore seamlessly.

The movie basically talks about that nothing is impossible if you have the ability to do it .
And a little faith always becomes the greatest of light in the darkest hour of life.
He lived for just 33 years, still he did what it takes a generation to do it
He did not have any formal good education, he did not have a supporting financial condition, he did not have motivating souls around.Still, he loved his love for mathematics, his zeal for mathematics, made him cross all barriers of life.
The man who knew infinity was called so because his love for mathematics had no boundaries. He gave the whole mathematics fraternity a new dimension and left behind useful conclusions which are being used as a base for new findings. I have been highly impressed by his work and being a citizen of this nation I will surely do my part by teaching Maths to the needy and understanding the importance of this subject in my life. Let every second of 22nd December be celebrated by preaching and organising events in the memory of one of the greatest mathematician of all time.

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