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This goes back to the year 1919, when two world renowned mathematicians met to debate a rather odd topic. Believe it or not,** the debate was about a taxi number – 1729 and its importance!**

While one, (the famous mathematician **G.H. Hardy**) argued that the number **1729** was a boring, ordinary number with nothing special to it, the other mathematician proved him wrong.

He stated that, *“It is a magic number which can do wonders! That’s because, the number 1729 is the only smallest number expressible as the sum of two positive cubes in two different ways.”*

That great * Mozart of Mathematics* was

Through that incident, Ramanujan not only gave the world a magic number but also taught us that incredible things can happen if we’re truly passionate about what we do!

**This National Mathematics Day, as we celebrate the 131st birth year of Srinivasa Ramanujan, FRS (Fellowship of the Royal Society), let’s look at some important life lessons we can learn from this Mathematical genius:**

**Power of ‘Self-Learning’**

Ramanujan always knew that he loved Mathematics! In fact, he was a self-taught mathematician because of limited access to quality education and resources. He loved the world of numbers so much, that at the age of 12, he had already conquered the world of Trigonometry by discovering his own theorems.

**There is no alternative to hard work & determination!**

Ramanujan led a difficult life where he was constantly battling financial and health struggles. Limited financial resources barely allowed his father to sufficiently provide for his family members or let Ramanujan complete his education. Despite that, he obtained his PhD from Cambridge through persistence and hard work. He never gave up on what he loved and continued to learn and research in his own capacity. After writing several letters, his work got recognised and he was invited to Cambridge to pursue and explore his theories and ideas.. Ramanujan is truly an inspiration who shows us how determination and self-motivation can take us places.

**Learning Math as a Life-Skill!**

Ramanujan has been recorded as saying how numbers used to * ‘speak to him’,* which helped him solve complex theorems in a simplified manner. His understanding of mathematics came from a practical and real life approach of understanding concepts as he was devoid of any formal training during his initial years. It is important that each one of us look at Math as beyond a subject we merely need to score in. Mathematics is all around us – it’s an approach to problem-solving with logic. Having strong Math fundamentals enables you to become critical thinkers, a skill that is highly useful in all areas of life.

**Be curious & overcome your fear!**

Ramanujan never stopped asking questions. He never accepted a solution without truly understanding the **“why”** and we need to bring that child-like curiosity back into the way we learn. Mathematics is a highly logical subject which must evoke curiosity instead of fear. Never hesitate in asking questions because there is no such thing as a **‘silly’** question. Learn freely and enjoy every second of it!

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at storyweavers@byjus.com if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

Comments

Samrik

March 4, 2019

He is my favourite

Samrik

March 4, 2019

Very nice story on Ramanujan.He is mine’s favourite mathematician

Samrik

March 4, 2019

Very nice biography on Ramanujan.He is mine’s favourite mathematician

Jeffrey

February 8, 2019

Happy maths

Ujjal Sharma

January 17, 2019

Ramanaujan is one of my favourite mathematician

Ujjal Sharma

January 17, 2019

Ramanaujan is my favourite mathematician

Lakshita

January 11, 2019

???❤☺??

Wow

Kritika

January 3, 2019

Happy maths day ,thanks to the author to tell us more about this day

Ananya

January 1, 2019

Thank-you byjuse for sharing such a great information

Sandeep bhatia

December 30, 2018

Ishould need your help.

ADRIJA Mukherjee

December 30, 2018

Hi

S.sudeep

December 29, 2018

I want to know about ramanujan

Ayush Pratap Singh

December 29, 2018

I would like to celebrate my birthday

With Adolf Windaus because their birthday

are nearer to my birthday

Gargi

December 29, 2018

Mathematics is simply an awesome subject to deal with.Hats off to the man who knew infinity.

Prathamesh Patil

December 29, 2018

Happy maths day and I am happy to learn with byjus

Salai kalaivani

December 28, 2018

I am very proud because Ramanujan belongs to my district ?????

Raju Nakundi

December 27, 2018

Interesting to got to know about the genius Sir Ramanujam’s short biography and about his invention and message to the students who are learning maths.

Araman Parida

December 26, 2018

Thanks to Byjus for giving us such informative information about Ramanujan.

Araman Parida

December 26, 2018

At first I want to tell you that Happy Mathematics Day.I want to thank Byjus for giving us such a informative information about Ramanujan

Riyanshu Shivesh

December 25, 2018

There is real-life application of almost every form of mathematics. It does not mean that every student will use every piece of mathematics that they learn, but it does mean we can show them how we can use that bit of mathematics to understand and explain something around us

SURAJ GARAI

December 25, 2018

Thank you for sending this informative article which made me understand the importance of Math even more 😀

Yashaswini Sonte

December 25, 2018

I really thank BYJUSfor sending short and sweet biography on every occasion.It helps me a lot to know about many things. Happy math day

Soumendra chaudhury

December 25, 2018

nice biography of Ramanjan

Garikipati Raghu NandanLal

December 25, 2018

Happy maths day to everyone !!!!If there was math , then only value of product was there . Otherwise no use , people could buy free without its cost.Math is math .

Mekha Rajesh

December 24, 2018

Maths has always been my favorite subject. Wishing everyone a happy maths day. Have fun learning maths with BYJU’S.

Lakshita Gera

December 24, 2018

Really Ramanujan was the great scientist.. He is having great contribution in field of Maths. Hats off to them guys and thanks to byjus also for sharing such kind of information. Keep it up!

JAY SHAH

December 24, 2018

very nice and inspiring ,thank you BYJU’S

Shahid Ali Mansuri

December 24, 2018

oh shitt! i m late. Ok

I m very very inspire by Ramanujans’ biography.What’s their mind incredible!

Happy Mathematics Day to every students and every members of Byjus App.

Soham

December 24, 2018

I really inspired from his words of speech and I thank full to god who create such fantastic creature

Soham

December 24, 2018

I really inspired from his words of speech. And I thankful to god to create such a creature

Sneha

December 24, 2018

Cube of 1+cube of 12,cube of 9+cube of 10=Ramanujan no.

Sneha

December 24, 2018

Cube of 1 + cube of 12.Cube of 9 + cube of 10 = Ramanujan no.

Smriti

December 24, 2018

Superb motivational thoughts by ramanujan sir by which everyone gets encouragement towards thier works

Soham Naik

December 24, 2018

Interesting and nice motivational thought of Ramanujan.

He was a great man!!!

Thanks Byjus!!???

Soham

December 24, 2018

I get inspired from his thoughts and I thank full to god who create such fantastic guy

K.Sai.Deepika

December 24, 2018

Belated happy maths day to all.

I love maths and it is my passion.

Actually maths is an easy subject comparing to all other subjects if u love it

Ramanujan is my role model.

K.Sai.Deepika

December 24, 2018

Belated happy maths day to all.

I love maths and it is my passion.

Actually maths is an easy subject comparing to all other subjects if u love it

Shailja

December 24, 2018

Magic no.1729 interesting to know about it .???

Happy national mathematics day to all of you.

Thanks byjus for providing me this information of a genius

Mathematician.???

Kaustubh Karn

December 24, 2018

Thank you byjus for giving me the information about my favorite mathematician. I would like to know about infinity though I am in class 10 only.

Dhanashree

December 24, 2018

Really inspiring!!

Thank you Byjus for providing inspirational story of legendary thinker of India!

SUBARNA PAUL

December 24, 2018

????????????

Geetanjali

December 24, 2018

Loved this motivational story.?❤️❣️

Thanks Byjus for sharing this.☮️

Darshan

December 23, 2018

I hope Byjus makes all humans fall in love with learning,

tribute to the great genius Srinivasa Ramanujan

I’ve loved to learn from byjus and hope to continue with it on future:)

Balkishan

December 23, 2018

Thanks sir. Please sir send me math model .

NEHA

December 23, 2018

I love maths than any other subject. Not even science.thank u for giving this information byjus app

Aachal porwal

December 23, 2018

Thanks byjus

Abhishek

December 23, 2018

I think byju’s can make more Ramanujans from INDIA

pankaj mohinani

December 23, 2018

Thanks for giving us a pricious information about this. My life is also like 1 percent of Sir Ramanunjan. Sometimes I get confused but I am on the way of getting rid of it. My wish is to be a good teacher of Mathematics and teach students as per their understanding. THNX

Arjun Jataria

December 23, 2018

Wish u a very happy birthday srinivasa ramanujan sir… May joy and happiness come to you.

Thanking you

Arjun Jataria

December 23, 2018

Wish u a very happy birthday srinivasa ramanujan sir… May joy and happiness come to you.

Sarthak

December 23, 2018

We should do hardwork to become a good human

Sarthak

December 23, 2018

I got that we should do hardwork for being a good human

Sarthak

December 23, 2018

I got that there no alternative to hardwork and determination .

Rahemin khan

December 23, 2018

Thanks byju’s for sharing information

Dinesh

December 23, 2018

Very nice

Koushik

December 23, 2018

Nice information

R.R.AKSHAY RAM

December 23, 2018

Now,iknew that Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birthday on 22nd December.it was awesome and marvelous to read the story about him

R.R.AKSHAY RAM

December 23, 2018

Now I knew that Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birthday is on 22nd December and it was awesome and marvelous to read the story about him

Anurag dadheecg

December 23, 2018

It’s true and I hope I am also a good mathematician because of byjus

Thanks byjus

Ujjal raha

December 23, 2018

I love your teachings byjus.I have also fall in love with learning.????and thanks to all members of byjus including the experts and staff..?

Priyadarshini

December 23, 2018

I love your teachings byjus.I have also fall in love with learning.????and thanks to all members of byjus including the experts and staff..?

Hansika

December 23, 2018

Wow !! he really was a great person

Shri ridhima pandav

December 23, 2018

Thanks to select me in second round

Ridhima Sinha

December 23, 2018

wow very useful and important information thanku Byjus???

Om sinha

December 23, 2018

It is very informative ideas share with us

Which improve & growth our education and

thoughts.

Abhishek Kumar

December 23, 2018

My first problem is in English is not allowed

Jia

December 23, 2018

Wow nice information????

H N Pradeep

December 23, 2018

Thank you!…. it’s very informative.

We should proud of him…

Kaushal kishore

December 23, 2018

My loving byjus!!??

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December 23, 2018

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Renuka priya

December 23, 2018

I love mathematics, definitions given by Byjus help me more to learn easy manner.

धनंजय कुमार

December 23, 2018

जानकारी के लिए शुर्किया

Sampreeti Sarkar

December 22, 2018

Srinivasa Ramanujan is a legend. Thanks byjus for enlightening us with this wonderful information.???

Tanvi

December 22, 2018

I love the way ??

how you never

leave the chance

to celebrate *curiosity* ??

Prajakta

December 22, 2018

Byju’s team works really hard and has made every student go beyond love with learning !

Prajakta

December 22, 2018

Byju’s team work is making us learn the wonders of the world and I am so thankful to you all. Please keep the same consistency.

Nihitha

December 22, 2018

Thank you Byjus???

Shreyasee Maity

December 22, 2018

There is a movie about him called’The man who knew infinity’

Shreyasee Maity

December 22, 2018

There is a movie about him called ‘The man who knew infinity’

Ekta

December 22, 2018

Thnku BYJU’S for this information.

Kuldeep Choudhary

December 22, 2018

Thanks leaving such an valuable message byjus

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Abhrajit

December 22, 2018

I love maths

Srihari Iyengar

December 22, 2018

Thanks for the information

Harshit

December 22, 2018

Ramanujan you were awesome…

Maths and science are my favourite subject too ??

Ujjwa Kumar

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus for whis mathematics day

Sanjay Kumar.

December 22, 2018

My favorite subject is mathematics. Thanks to byjus

For the useful information. Keep watching your teaching.

Rakesh patel

December 22, 2018

For Gujarati midium student lerning app start

Preeti

December 22, 2018

A wonderful thanks to byju’s??? for sharing such a wonderful information with us??

Preeti

December 22, 2018

A wonderful thanks to the byju’s?? for sharing such a wonderful information with us?

Deepali.V

December 22, 2018

Very informational message about “Sir Srinivasa Ramnujan”.

Thanks for this byjus.

Maitree

December 22, 2018

Thank you Byju’s for this great information…??

Kanishka

December 22, 2018

Thank you Byjus for the all the information? I am a proud Byjus user?

Sohani

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus for providing such type of information

Vani Sharma

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus for giving us this information

Riteeka Dev

December 22, 2018

Thanks Byju’s for this wonderful information about Srinivasa Ramanujan☺

Jesvi Maria Biju

December 22, 2018

My wishes to all great mathematicians of byju’s.

Ayush Prajapat

December 22, 2018

What a information you give us . It’s a knowledgeable

Amenda

December 22, 2018

Very interesting.Thank U for giving such information.

Nitish

December 22, 2018

Thanks Byjus

Nitish

December 22, 2018

Thanks Byjus for this information about Ramanujan ,,,,,,,,,

Sneha

December 22, 2018

Thank you byju’s for providing us such a great information.

You always helps us getting New ideas not only in Maths and Science but in all subjects.

I can never pay you back for this.

Thank you so much!!!!???

Sridhar Subramani

December 22, 2018

Seems good. Wait.. Thanks overflowing in the comments section. Good. Here’s what we miss. Dr.Ramanujam was calculating money spent and gained in temples. We people tend to realize our dreams in our late life. So, wait for your time to deliver. All we need is Patience. Learn to think. Be You. Believe You. Jai Hind!

Kalash Jain

December 22, 2018

Thanks BYJU’S…Thanks for giving us this information… My favourite subjects are Maths and Science..And my interest in these has increased because of BYJU’S only..Once again..“ THANKS ”

Harmil

December 22, 2018

Thanks BYJUS for your effort

Harmil

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus for your effort ??

Harmil

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus

Harshika

December 22, 2018

This is something new….

It is really interesting to know this

Fact..

I think most of the people never wonder

About this magic number

Amit singh

December 22, 2018

Thank you R.N. sir

Abhinaya

December 22, 2018

Thank you byjus for informing us about the national mathematics day??

Amit singh

December 22, 2018

Thanku rnj

Ashith

December 22, 2018

Thank you byjus for informing us about

the maths day and other important

information. Thank you once again.

Neha jayakumar

December 22, 2018

Thank you byjus for informing a valuable message about maths day ??

Jay yadav

December 22, 2018

Wow

Suraj prasad

December 22, 2018

Thanks BYJU’S.??.

Ayan

December 22, 2018

Thank you byjus for giving this information on national maths day we are too too too glad to you

Manu

December 22, 2018

Salute to the great mathematician ????

Also to #Byju’s

Guddi

December 22, 2018

Thanks for sharing information to all of us

Karthik A

December 22, 2018

Thankyou for this information Thanks a lot!

N Satwik

December 22, 2018

Thanks Byjus.

I first heard this Maths Day from you.

Magic No. 1729 reading is amazing.

Keep going Byjus.

N Satwik

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus. First heard of such thing from you. Magic no. 1729 is really amazing. Keep going byjus.

Sambhav

December 22, 2018

I don’t know about National Mathematics Day but by your side given new information so lots of thanks

Sambhav Patna

Khushi

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus !!!!!

Rahul Kumar

December 22, 2018

Mathematics is my favorite subject

Aman

December 22, 2018

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December 22, 2018

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Midhun Chakravarthy

December 22, 2018

The the srinivasa ramanujam’s mathematics history.Some information

about maths are superb thanks a lot byjus

M. Kumar

December 22, 2018

Thanks Byjus.

Valuable information.

Parchi Bapu Paname

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus team for this information ??

Khushboo chhaya

December 22, 2018

its really a wonderfull knowledge

Thanks to Byjus

Sabarishree Chandrasekar

December 22, 2018

Thank you Byju’s for giving a enormous article to know “what is learning”tq for sharing a wonderful article with us???

Aditi Sharma

December 22, 2018

Thanks byjus for informing us about such things like today as maths day and more about some special things that we don’t know and can’t be knowning in future.

You are the only who tells us about such a great things and never miss a thing.

Have faith that you will provide a great knowledge to us to increase our mind and our knowledge

Thanks a lot byjus.

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HIMANSHU

December 22, 2018

THANK YOU Byjus team for increasing our knowledge

Aaryan Dharrmik

December 22, 2018

Thank you byju’s for awakening my thoughts☺

Arun kumar

December 22, 2018

This is very inspiring and I told this to

My son #mathematicsday???????

Sreesini

December 22, 2018

Wow nice information thanks to byju’s??Cool?

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Pvm sanathan

December 22, 2018

Thanks u byju’s for awe-inspiring knowledge

About the great mathematician.once again

I understood the glory of curiosity.

Yash Rautela

December 22, 2018

Thanks to Byjus team for your msg on mathematic day

V. Pravalika

December 22, 2018

Thank you team Byjus for your valuable message on National Mathematics day ??

Purvi jain

December 22, 2018

Mathematics day today

Sanatan

December 22, 2018

Both Math and science are my favourite subject. Thanks Byju’s to know the important thought about mathematical day.

Ananya

December 22, 2018

I wish I had a chance to meet Srinivasa Ramanujam…? I am so proud that he is from my state…Tamil Nadu…?

Dhruv Tiwari

December 22, 2018

Happy National Mathematics Day to all my friends

Dhruv Tiwari

December 22, 2018

Happy National Mathematics Day to all.

P. M. Mohit

December 22, 2018

Yes, you are right I love maths very much that I can get 100 marks and it is a life skills also and you are a great teacher also please see my videos that I put in my channel Combinationgaming and combination scientist and please subscribe guys not only that I am a sciencefic byjus students and go home ho happy Christmas Eve

Jyoti

December 22, 2018

Happy National mathematics day to all my teachers and friends…

. Thank you byjus to share d information about today’s date.

i love dis n I really appreciate it…

N m thankful to be a student of byjus

Soumya

December 22, 2018

Hard work is the key to success. Thank you Byjus for the motivation.

Rahul kumar

December 22, 2018

I love Ramanujan! He gave us a lot in the field of mathematics. But unfortunately we lost him in onle about 40 years.

Prateesh Doshi

December 22, 2018

Very nice short biography of ramanajun

ANUMEH Patil

December 22, 2018

Happy maths day to everyone !!!!

If there was math , then only value of product was there .

Otherwise no use , people could buy free without its cost.

Math is math .

Anumeh Patil

December 22, 2018

Happy maths day to everyone living in this world.

If there was no math , then no any sense to buy.

People would buy free , if there was no maths .

#maths.favourite.