Varahamihira – The Royal Astrologer
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Born Varahamihira was born in 505 CE to a Brahmin Astronomer named Adityadasa  in a small village Kapitthaka in Avanti or Ujjaiyini which is a historical name of Ujjain. In modern time ujjain belongs to the malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. The name “Malwa” originated from the name of ancient Indian tribe of “Malavas”. In 5th Century CE,… Read More »

Brahmagupta – The Genius of Mathematics
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Born Brahmagupta, son of an astrologer named Jisnugupta, was born in 598 A.D perhaps in bhinmal (Old name was Bhillamala). However, there is no conclusive evidence available relating to the birth place of Brahmagupta. Now Bhinmal is a town in the Jalore District of Rajasthan, India but at that time it was the apparent capital of the Gurjaradesa, the second largest kingdom of… Read More »

Srinivasa Ramanujan – Who discovered Infinity
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Born Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887 in Erode, Madras Presidency (now Pallipalayam, Erode, Tamil Nadu), at the residence of his maternal  grandparents. Family His father, K. Srinivasa Iyengar, worked as a clerk in a sari shop and hailed from the district of Thanjavur. His mother, Komalatammal, was a housewife and also sang at a local temple. From his mother, he… Read More »

V.S Naipaul-The Great Writer
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Born Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was born on 17 August 1932 (age 83) in Chaguanas on the island of  Trinidad, which is the larger of the the two islands in the British crown colony of Trinidad and Tobago. Family In the 1880s, his grandparents emigrated from India to work as indentured servants in Trinidad’s sugar plantations.  As a result of the Great Famine of… Read More »

Aryabhata – The Master of Universe
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Born Aryabhata was born in 476 C.E. CE represents the alternate name of the traditional  Anno Domini (A.D). It is believed that the astronomer Aryabhata was from Ashmaka. Ashmaka was one of the solasa (sixteen) mahajanapadas or Kingdoms in the 6th century BCE, a region of ancient India (700–300 BCE) as mentioned in the Buddhist text Anguttara Nikaya. The region was located on the banks of… Read More »

Shakuntala Devi – The Human Computer
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Born Shakuntala Devi was born on November 4, 1929 in Bangalore, India to an orthodox   Brahmin kannad family. Her father worked as a trapeze artist, lion tamer, tightrope walker and magician. Known For Shakuntala Devi, one of the world’s most prodigious mental calculators on record, past or present, is especially remarkable for the incredible… Read More »