The Hindu and Ramanujan
Dec 26, 2011
The Hindu followed the mathematical career of Ramanujan in detail and highlighted his genius, especially from early 1914.
The first reference occurs in a letter to the Editor titled ‘A Missing Boy’, published on September 6, 1905 in the newspaper, which was a triweekly at the time. The letter, from J. Seenivasa Raghava Ayangar, appeals for the public’s help in tracing “a Brahmin boy of the Vaishnava (Thengalai) sect, named Ramanujam, of fair complexion and aged about 18 years” who had “left his home on some misunderstanding.”