Mathematician Vashishth Narayan Singh passed away on Thursday morning. He was 77.
Renowned mathematician Vashishth Narayan Singh passed away on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness. Singh breathed his last at his residence in Patna. He was 77.
According to media reports, Singh’s condition deteriorated in the morning. He was rushed to the Patna Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Born on April 2, 1942, Singh was a resident of Basantpur in Bhojpur district.
He was suffering from schizophrenia for the last 40 years. He was shifted to PMCH last month. However, he was discharged following treatment.
Singh received his primary and secondary education from Netarhat Residential School. He then joined the Patna Science College. He became a legend as a student when he was allowed by Patna University to appear in the very first year of its two-year B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics course.
His achievements are still mentioned with a sense of pride by Netarhat Vidyalaya.
Vashishth Narayan received Ph.D. in Reproducing Kernels and Operators with a Cyclic Vector from University of California, Berkeley, in 1969. He then worked at NASA. He returned to India in 1971 and started teaching at Indian Institute of Technoly in Kanpur. A few months later, he left the job and joined TIFR, Bombay.
In 1973, Narayan was appointed as a permanent faculty in Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata. He was appointed as guest faculty in Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University (BNMU) in Madhepura in 2014.