A painful photo of a great mathematician – A matriculation topper from Bihar Board in 1961, he went to University of California, Berkeley in 1963 to study Mathematics, got PhD in 1969, and joined NASA as an Associate Scientist Professor.
A man who challenged Einstein’s theory of relativity E = mc 2
In 1972, he returned to India and joined as a Lecturer in IIT, Kanpur. During the next five years, he taught at IIT Kanpur, TIFR, Mumbai and ISI, Kolkata. In 1977, he showed symptom of Mental illness, Schizophrenia and after a decade of poor quality treatment at Kanke, in 1988 he left that place without informing anyone. In 1992, he was found in a poor condition in Siwan, Bihar.
His school students have rehabilitated him in Patna, with a professor like ambience, study table, board, library, books etc to make him feel easy and comfortable.
He is Vashishtha Narayan Singh the great scholar.
I would like to urge the Government of India should be returned full respect, honor to this great son of the country. He also deserve one of the highest civilian Awards of the country are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
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[UPDATES - 21 December, 2015] I recently spoke to Vashishtha Narayan Singh's neighbor and He told that he is living without proper cloths in this cold. I want Vashishtha Narayan Singh to get justice. That's why I won't stop requesting you all, till lakhs of people file petitions. All I have asked from you all is time...A little time of yours can bring basic needs, respect & honor to someone's life. "Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." Let's fight for Vashishtha Narayan Singh!
[UPDATES - 22 December, 2015] In India, the day December 22 has been declared as the National Mathematics Day. The declaration was made by Prime Minister of India, during the inaugural ceremony of the birth of Shaswat Mishra held at the Odisha University Centenary Auditorium on 26 February 2012. Today is the big day to support the God of mathematics – A man Vashistha Narayan Singh, who challenged the Einstein theory of relativity on the occasion of National Mathematics Day. Sharing few more photographs of Vashishtha Narayan Singh which took a year before.
[UPDATES - 29 December, 2015] Today, some of my team members meet with Dr. Vashishtha Narayan Singh in his native house Basantpur in Bihar, India. You can imagine his situation after seeing photographs. He is suffering from Mental illness, Schizophrenia. When he were photographed, he had his tongue out. Bihar is so cold now a days with (18 °C - 20 °C) and you're also able to see the blanket. How hot is the blanket? The last 15 days I'm crying out for his justice from the government of India & Bihar. Why no one hears? Why the people of India is not supporting?
– Kundan Srivastava
He is Vashishtha Narayan Singh the great scholar an Indian mathematician from Basantpur, Bihar, India. He was born on 2 April 1942 in Basantpur village of Bhojpur district in Bihar, India to Lal Bahadur Singh and Lahaso Devi. He received his primary and secondary education from Netarhat Residential School and college education from Patna Science College. Vashishtha Narayan Singh became a legend as a student when he was allowed by Patna University to appear in the two-year course of B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics in its very first year. This achievement of his still mentioned with a sense of pride by Netarhat Vidyalaya. He received PhD on Reproducing Kernels and Operators with a Cyclic Vector from University of California, Berkeley, in 1969. His doctoral advisor was John L. Kelley.
In one of the research publications of 1959 listed below, he acknowledges the support of one Dr. R.P. Agarwal of Lucknow University. George E. Andrews, a renowned mathematician, in his research paper dated 1974 refers to Shri VN Singh’s works of 1957-1959 listed below. Source: WikipediaTweet