## 1 Srinivasa Ramanujan

**Famous As:**Mathematician

**Birthdate:**December 22, 1887

**Sun Sign:**Capricorn

**Birthplace:**Erode

**Died:**April 26, 1920

A self-taught genius Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan is known for his contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory and continued fractions. Born into a humble family, the celebrated mathematician struggled with poverty but still managed to publish first of his papers in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society. Later, his collaboration with English mathematician G. H. Hardy proved very productive.