They say, the great Hindu guru Ramanujacharya was born on a Thursday. The famous Indian mathematican
Ramanujan was named so, because he too was born on a Thursday. I discovered that my day of birth
happens to be a — you guessed it : Thursday ! That’s a coincidence which makes me legitimately proud.
And, there are other discoveries I made recently about this date. Watch this space, or take a look here.
Want to know more about Ramanujan ?
Now, you know why I admire Ramanujan so much.
PS: Like Ramanujan, my father’s name was Srinivasan. He was also an Iyengar, like Ramanujan’s father. I was born in the same neighbourhood where Ramanujan once lived. But no one thought about giving me an inspiring name. Who should I blame ?
Also see: What a coincidence — Part #2 !
And also see : Recognise a mathematician vagabond