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Famous Mathematicians from India

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List of notable or famous mathematicians from India, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in India and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from India is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Srinivasa Ramanujan to Narendra Karmarkar.

This historic mathematicians from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from India?" These prominent mathematicians of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian mathematicians.

Use this list of renowned Indian mathematicians to discover some new mathematicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
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    Raman Parimala (born 21 November 1948) is an Indian mathematician known for her contributions to algebra. She is the Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of mathematics at Emory University. For...  more
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    Samarendra Nath Roy

    Dec. at 57 (1906-1964)

    BirthplaceDhaka, Bangladesh

    Samarendra Nath Roy or S. N. Roy (11 December 1906 – 23 July 1964) was an Indian-born American mathematician and an applied statistician....  more
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    S. R. Ranganathan

    Dec. at 80 (1892-1972)

    BirthplaceNagapattinam district, Sirkazhi, Eurasia, India, Tamil Nadu

    Sirkazhi Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R.R.) (listen 12 August 1892 – 27 September 1972) was a mathematician and librarian from India. His most notable contributions to the field were his five laws of...  more
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    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan FRS (born 2 January 1940) is an Indian American mathematician who is known for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for...  more
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    BirthplaceSagar division, India

    Sharadchandra Shankar Shrikhande (born 19 October 1917) is an Indian mathematician with distinguished and well-recognized achievements in combinatorial mathematics. He is notable for his breakthrough...  more
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    Satyendra Nath Bose

    Dec. at 80 (1894-1974)


    Satyendra Nath Bose, (Bengali: সত্যেন্দ্রনাথ বসু Sôtyendronath Bosu, IPA: [ʃotːendronatʰ boʃu]; 1 January 1894 – 4 February 1974) was an Indian physicist specialising in theoretical physics. He is...  more
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    Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar

    Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)

    BirthplaceUjjain division, Ujjain, Eurasia, Madhya Pradesh, India

    Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar (22 July 1930 – 2 November 2012) was an Indian American mathematician known for his contributions to algebraic geometry. He, at the time of his death, held the Marshall...  more
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    Srinivasa Ramanujan

    Dec. at 32 (1887-1920)

    BirthplaceEurasia, India, Erode district, Tamil Nadu, Erode

    Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS (; listen ; 22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician who lived during the British Rule in India. Though he had almost no formal training in pure...  more
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    Srinivasacharya Raghavan

    Age: 87


    Srinivasacharya Raghavan is an Indian mathematician. He was born on 11 April 1934. He works in number theory. He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in...  more
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    Subbayya Sivasankaranarayana Pillai

    Dec. at 49 (1901-1950)


    Subbayya Sivasankaranarayana Pillai (1901–1950) was a Nagercoil native Indian mathematician specialising in number theory. His contribution to Waring's problem was described in 1950 by K. S....  more
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    Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

    Dec. at 84 (1910-1995)

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar ; 19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995) was an Indian American astrophysicist who spent his professional life in the United States. He was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for...  more
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    Suresh Venapally

    Age: 55


    Suresh Venapally (Telugu: సురేశ్ వెనపల్లి; born 1966) is an Indian mathematician known for his research work in algebra. He is a professor at Emory University. ...  more
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    U. Narayan Bhat (born 1934) is an Indian born Mathematician, known for his contributions to queueing theory and reliability theory. ...  more
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    Age: 1516

    BirthplaceUjjain, India

    Varāhamihira (c. early 6th-century), also called Vārāha or Mihira, was a Hindu polymath who lived in Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh, India). He was born in the Avanti region, roughly corresponding to...  more
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    Vasistha Narayan Singh

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    Ziauddin Ahmed

    Dec. at 69 (1878-1947)

    BirthplaceMeerut, Eurasia, Uttar Pradesh, India

    Sir Ziauddin Ahmad (born Ziauddin Ahmed Zuberi on 13 February 1873 – died on 23 December 1947) was a mathematician, parliamentarian, logician, natural philosopher, politician, political theorist,...  more