1887 
Dec.
22 Born of Komalathamal and K.Srinivasa Iyangar at Erode
in his maternal grandmother¡¯s house. He was the first
of the three surviving sons. They are Lakshmi Narashiman
and Tirunarayanan. 
1892

Oct.1,
on a Vijayathasami day, he was enrolled in the Thinnai Palli
Koodam (Pial school) 
1894 
Enrolled
in Kangeyam Primary School in Kumbokonam. He was quiet and
contemplative. He was fond of questions, and liked to be
by himself. Discouraged by his mother from going out to
play, he talked to his friends only from the window overlooking
the street. He lacked interest in sports, so he was fat
and plump. 
1897 
Stood
first in the Tanjore District Primary examination and earned
a halffee concession for a high school study. 
1898 
Joined
Town High School, Kumbokonam in I Form. 
1900 
During
his school days, he impressed everyone by his extraordinary
intuition and astounding proficiency in several branches
of mathematics. In III form, studied by himself Algebra,
Geometric series, Loney¡¯s Part II Trigonometry, and
learnt sine and cosine series before knowing them as ratios.

1903 
In
VI form, obtained G.S.Carr¡¯s: A Synopsis of Elementary
Results, a book on Pure Mathematics, which contained propositions,
formulae and methods of analysis with abridged demonstrations
published in 1886. It was this book which awakened the genius
in him. 
1904 
Passed
Madras Matriculation examination and joined the F.A., class
in the Government Arts College in Kumbakonam. Obtained Junior
Subramaniam scholarship. 
1905 
He
did not pass in English and hence was not promoted to senior
F.A. class, so lost his scholarship. 
1906 
Joined
Pachaiappa¡¯s College, after about three months, he
fell ill and discontinued his studies. 
1907 
Appeared
privately for F.A., examination, secured centum in mathematics,
but failed to secure pass marks in other subjects. Never
tried again. 
1909 
July
14 Married to 9 year old Janaki in Karur. 
1911 
His
first contribution to the Journal of the Indian Mathematical
Society appeared. 
1912 
Jan.
12 Joined as an officiating clerk in A.G¡¯s Office on
Rs.20 per month. 
Feb.
09 Applied to Madras Port Trust for a job. 
Mar.
01 Joined Madras Port Trust in the Account Section in Class
III, Grade IV on Rs.30 per month. 
Wrote
to E.W.Hobson, a Senior Wrangler in Cambridge, but received
no reply.
Wrote to Henry Frederick Backer, an elected Fellow of the
Royal Society and Cayley Lecturer in Mathermatics at Cambridge.
He also did not acknowledge.

1913 
Jan.
14 Ramanujan tumbled upon G.H.Hardy¡¯s Tract on Orders
of Infinity through Prof. Seshu Aiyar. He was excited, since
he had already discovered the result which gave the order
of p(x). This made Prof. Seshu Aiyar suggest communication
of this and other results to G.H.Hardy. 
Jan.
16 Wrote his first letter to Prof. G.H.Hardy, a Fellow of
the Royal Society and Cayley Lecturer in Mathermatics at
Cambridge. 
Feb.
08 Hardy acknowledged and asked for rigorous proofs. 
Feb.
27 Ramanujan wrote to Hardy, stating that he has found in
him a friend.
Hardy wrote to the Secretary of the Indian students, in
the India Office, London, suggesting that some means be
found to get Ramanujan to Cambridge. 
Ap.
07 The Government sanctioned the proposal of the Syndicate
of the Madras University to grant Ramnaujan a special scholarship
of Rs. 75 per month for two years. This sanction gave Ramanujan
free access to the Mathematical books in the University
Library. 
May
01 Ramanujan was granted two years leave on loss of pay
and started working as the first research scholar of the
Madras University. 
Aug.
05 Sent his first Quarterly report to the University. 
Nov.
07 Sent his second Quarterly report to the University.1915 
1914 
Jan. 14 Ramanujan expressed his willingness to leave for
Cambridge. 
Feb.
12 Government sanctioned the appropriation of a sum not
exceeding Rs.10,000 from the University Vacation Lecturer¡¯s
Fund for the grant to Ramanujan of a scholarship of £250
a year tenable in England for a period of two years, a free
passage and a reasonable outfit. 
Mar.
17 Sailed to England by s.s.Nevasa. The cost of the II Class
ticket was Rs.440. 
Ap.
14 Arrived in London, admitted in Trinity College and stays
in Prof.Nevilli¡¯s house. 
Ap.
17 Went to Cambridge. 
1915 
Jan. 07 Worked on Arithmetical Functions. 
Dec.
15 On recommendation of Francis Spring to Dewsbury, Ramanujan¡¯s
scholarship was extended up to the end of March 1918. 
1916 
Mar. 15 Ramanujan was conferred upon, B.A., degree by research. 
1917 
Mar. 12 Fell ill and hospitalized in Sanatoria at Wells, Matlock
and London. 
Oct.
12 Showed improvement and resumed active work. 
Oct.
18 Conferred upon, Trinity Fellowship consisting of £
250 a year with no conditions about duties or residence. 
1918 
Feb. 28 Elected Fellow of the Royal Soceity. 
Nov.26
Hardy wrote to Dewsbury, about Ramnaujan¡¯s continued
illness and need for his short return to India. 
Dec.
09 On the recommendation made by Dewsbury, the Syndicate
granted Ramanujan a sum of £ 250 a year for 5 years
from April 1, 1919 in recognition of his service to the
Science of Mathematics. 
1919 
Mar. 13 Left England by s.s.Nagoya. 
Mar.
27 Arrived in India and given a warm reception at Bombay. 
Ap.
02 Reached Madras by train. 
Aug.12
Based on the report of Dr.Pires, C.F.Fearnside, the D.M.O.,
shifted Ramanujan to Coimbatore. 
1920 
Jan. 20 Returned to Madras. 
Ap.
26 Passed away leaving behind his wife Janaki Ammal aged
jut 20 years. He had no issue. 