Born in Erode, Tamil Nadu, India, Ramanujan was an exceptional mathematical genius.
He was exposed to formal mathematics at a young age. By the age of thirteen, he had mastered advanced trigonometry and even discovered some theorems of his own.
The Indian Mathematical Society's secretary R Ramachandra Rao, despite his skepticism, agreed to help Ramanujan financially.
Ramanujan went on to win awards for his unusual mathematical skills and conducted research on the Euler-Mascheroni constant and Bernoulli numbers.
Several of his formulas became the prototypes for big mathematical theories of the 20th century.
Unfortunately, he died in 1924, when he was only 32.