P.K Srinivasan’s
contribution to the
discovery of the man who
knew infinity, Srinivasa
Ramanujan, whose genius
in Mathematics continues
to dazzle the world, is
internationally
recognized. P.K Srinivasan
founded the Number
Friends’ Society at
Muthialpet High School,
where he served as a
math teacher first and
then was elevated as its
Headmaster. Combining resources through the society, Srinivasan edited and brought out two Ramanujan Memorial Volumes which are greatly used today as reference material internationally and are extensively quoted in several publications like Robert Kanigel’s “The Man who knew infinity” and in several works of pioneers in the world of Math like Berndt, Rankin and others. P.K Srinivasan,
along with few of his
inspired students,
toured the whole of
South India to collect
memorabilia of Srinivasa
Ramanujan, which
included his several
letters and unpublished
works. The originals of
these are
displayed at the
Ramanujan Museum, set
up by P.K. Srinivasan at
Royapuram. P.K Srinivasan
was also an active
member of the Ramanujan
Museum Committee, Madras
University.
