Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Vashishtha Narayan Singh- From Bhojpur to Berkley

The Great Mathematician, solving 4-6 OUT OF 8 unsolved Maths problems of ARYABHATT and challenged works of Great Scientist Albert Einstein, suffers from Schizophrenia.

Born in 1942 in Village Basantpur, under Sadar Block of Dist. Bhojpur. In the year 1962, he passed his matriculation examination, topping in the entire state of Bihar.

 After his school education, he got admission in the prestigiou...s Patna Science College. During that time, Dr. P. Nagendra, a great mathematician, was the principal of Science College. He truly realized the hidden talent in young Vashishtha. Coincidentally, at the same time, the great American scholar Prof. Kelly was visiting Patna to participate in the World Mathematics Conference. Prof. Nagendra arranged an interview of Vashishtha with Prof. Kelly. Prof. Kelly quizzed the young student with various types of questions and Vashishtha answered all his questions correctly. Seeing the immense talent in Vashishtha Babu, Prof. Kelly expressed his desire to teach him in America under his guidance. Dr. Nagendra showed promptness and immediately arranged for a special examination for Vashishtha Babu and he cleared this examination with cent percent marks. Thus, in 1963, he went to California, USA as a research scholar. There, he conducted research on the Cycle Vector Space Theory and his research work catapulted him to great heights in the world of Science.

After completing his research, Vashishtha Babu came back to India, but he was destined to return soon to America. During his second stint in the USA, he was appointed an Associate Professor of Mathematics in Washington. He returned to India in 1971 and was appointed a professor in IIT Kanpur. After spending barely eight months at IIT Kanpur, he joined as a professor in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. After a year, in 1973, he was appointed as permanent professor in Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.

An alumnus of the well-known Netarhat School, Singh worked on space theory at Nasa before returning home. He tied the knot in 1974, but his wife deserted him after he suffered his first attack of schizophrenia in 1976.

Even now, Vashishtha Babu keeps writing something or the other.

Vashishtha Narayan Singh, who had been languishing in penury, has joined the BhupendraNarayanMandal University (BNMU) in Madhepura as a visiting professor.( April 2013)

In the Pic: Vashishtha Narayan Singh, Update on the University of California, BERKELEY and John L Kelley.

University Link:http://math.berkeley.edu/people/grad/vashishtha-narayan-singh

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