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Indian maths genius back to active career, joined university as professor

Not everyone is born genius, few are and they have go through some extremes. Our today’s story is on genius mathematician, Vashisht Narayan Singh who joined Bhupendra NarayanMandal University (BNMU) in Madhepuraas in 2013 as a visiting professor after a long gap from his teaching career.

Vashishtha Narayan

He was born on 2 April 1942 in Basantpur village of Bhojpur He received his primary and secondary education from Netarhat Residential School and college education from Patna Science college. Vashisht 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. He received PhD on Reproducing Kernels and Operators with a Cyclic Vector from University of California, Berkley in 1969. His doctoral advisor was John L. Kelley.

Singh, who has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, is a schizophrenia patient. His life journey was well recorded by his senior, Narendra Bhagat.

Recalling the genius, the website quotes; the Rules of the University were amended and made flexible (courtesy, Governor cum Chancellor of the university) to enable Vashishtha to straightaway take the B Sc (Maths Hons.) final year exam after his first year in college. He topped the class with distinction. At the end of his second year in college, he was allowed to take the M Sc (Maths) final exam.

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