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Oh with tears non stop – This is the “Hardy Ramanujan Bond”.

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Aayush Tiwari –

Enchanted with Krishna Sudama bond ? Overwhelmed with Karn Duryodhana friendship? Well let me rock you with yet another one far too recent. The Ramanujan Hardy bond .

Srinivas was a clerk , Hardy was a Cambridge Professor. Srinivas was poor , Hardy was affluent. Hardy was an atheist while the God himself spoke through Srinivas( My devi bleeds maths).

With all these differences at one side there was one thing in common , insane love for Mathematics , and Mathematics is the music of god said Sir Issac Newton.

Yes with goosebumps and tears empowered I am to write about the Ramanujan Hardy friendship. Friendship that is often the unsung emotional side of the heroes of our lives. They silently mold our beings, propelling us forward or holding us back. However, there are friendships that transcend the realm of ordinary, defying all bounds and delivering something magical. The friendship between G.H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan is one such extraordinary tale.

Friendship Defined by Mathematics:
In the early 20th century, Hardy, a British mathematician, received a letter that would forever change his life. The sender was an unknown genius from India, Ramanujan, who shared his profound mathematical discoveries. This one letter sparked the beautiful friendship that would soon blossom between these two mathematical prodigies.

In their deep friendship, Hardy and Ramanujan were stark contrasts. Hardy, a meticulous and logical mathematician, admired Ramanujan’s extraordinary intuition. Ramanujan, on the other hand, revered Hardy as the person who would help bridge the gaps in his mathematical knowledge and provide validation for his extraordinary ideas.

Their friendship operated as a symbiotic relationship. Hardy recognized the unique mathematical genius within Ramanujan and served as a mentor, shaping and refining his raw talents. In return, Ramanujan offered Hardy a fresh perspective, challenging the conventional norms of mathematics. Together, they pushed the boundaries of mathematical knowledge and revolutionized the field.


Their journey was not without its turmoil. Ramanujan faced overwhelming prejudice as a person of Indian descent in British society during a time of racial discrimination. Nevertheless, Hardy fought against the bigotry, ensuring that Ramanujan’s work gained recognition and respect within the academic sphere.

The Inevitable Goodbyes:
Just as their friendship soared to great heights, life intervened with cruel force. Ramanujan’s health began to deteriorate, and he was forced to return to India. The separation broke Hardy’s heart, for he not only lost his dear friend but also a kindred spirit in the pursuit of mathematical perfection. The void left by Ramanujan’s departure left Hardy grieving, unable to find solace in the realm of mathematics.

Legacy and Reflection:
Hardy once confessed, “I have never done anything ‘useful.’ No discovery of mine has made, or is likely to make, directly or indirectly, for good or ill, the least difference to the amenity of the world.” Nevertheless, Hardy failed to comprehend the true extent of his actions. By recognizing Ramanujan’s unparalleled genius and nurturing their incredible friendship, he forever altered the course of mathematical history and left an indelible mark on humanity.

The Hardy-Ramanujan friendship embodies the power and poignant beauty of friendships that transcend culture, race, and boundaries. They shared a unique bond, one where the pursuit of truth and mathematical beauty offered solace in a world rife with injustice and discrimination. Though separated by time and distance, their friendship continues to inspire and move countless individuals, and their legacy persists as a guiding light in the vast ocean of human connection.


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