1887

Born In Erode, Tamil Nadu, on December 22

1903

Passes Matriculation examination from Town High School, Kumbakonam

1904

Joins Government Arts College, Kumbakonam

1905

Drops out of Kumbakonam college

1906

Joins Pachaiyappa’s College, Madras, only to leave without completing his studies

1911

Publishes first paper on Bernoulli Numbers

1912

Gets a job at the Madras Port Trust

Ramanujan is introduced to G.H. Hardy’s tract on ‘Orders of Infinity.’ He provides an answer to one of the problems posed by Hardy

1913

Ramanujan writes his first letter to Hardy

Hardy recognises Ramanujan as ‘a mathemacian of the highest class,’and tries to organise a visit by Ramanujan to England

1914

E.H. Neville, a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge meets Ramanujan in Madras and convinces him to go to Cambridge

Neville writes to University of Madras to support Ramanujan

University of Madras offers Ramanujan scholarship

On March 17, leaves for England

1916

Gets B.A. degree by research from Cambridge University

1917

Periodically hospitalised for treatment

1918

Becomes Fellow of the Royal Society

Elected to Trinity College Fellowship

1919

Returns to India

1920

Health deteriorates

Dies on April 26, 1920

1927

Collected papers of Ramanujan, edited by P.V. Seshu Aiyar, G.H. Hardy and B.M. Wilson and published by Cambridge University Press

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