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.

In 1902, he discovered the cubic equation and developed a method for solving it.

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.