This picture is of “Vashishtha Narayan Singh” one of the greatest Mathematician alive.
When most of us are striving hard to get a visa for USA this man came back to India in 1972 to serve in academics.
The mathematician who challenged works of Great Scientist Albert Einstein needs our attention.
1961: Passed matriculation from Bihar Board
1961: Admitted to the prestigious Science College, Patna
1963: Went to University of California, Berkley to study Mathematics under Prof. John L. Kelley
1963 – 1969: Pursued special MSc in Mathematics.
1969: Got PhD from University of California, Berkley, USA
1969: Joined NASA as an Associate Scientist Professor in Washington DC, USA
1969 – 1972: Remained in NASA
1972: Returned to India
1972: Joined as a Lecturer in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.
1972 – 1977: Joined as a lecturer in IIT Kanpur, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bombay and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata.
1977: shows symptom of Mental illness, Schizophrenia, admitted to the mental hospital at Ranchi, then Bihar, now in Jharkhand.
1977 – 1988: under treatment.
1988– Left home without informing anyone.
1988 – 1992: There was no information about him.
1992-(Feb. Month): He was found in a poor condition in Siwan, Bihar.
At Present-Staying at Home,under treatment.
Can we learn to respect?
Why do we always fail to respect true geniuses ?[But many don’t know about this extraordinary man because In India, Mathematician live a covert life and are ultimately forgotten because of the ignorance of the Government and the media.
He is neither a celebrity nor a Cricketer !! He is just a poor Ignored Indian Genius who challenged all western Mathematician]
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