Who? Vashishth Narayan Singh one of the the greatest Mathematician alive.

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What? When most of us are striving hard to get a visa for USA this man came back to his mother land way back in 1972 to serve it.

Journey?Traveled a lot in journey of his life from a typical undeveloped village in Bihar to USA, village primary school to Netarhat, Science College Patna and then University of California, Berkley.The mathematician who challenged works of Great Scientist Albert Einstein.

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 in Home,under treatment.

14th of March is World Mathematics day, this man needs some respect not for his brain but for his zeal to serve his mother land. Not many are blessed with this kind of attitude. The center and state government has hardly taken a note of his health.

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Filed in: In The News

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