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Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan (1910–1995), applied mathematician and astrophysicist, was born on 19 October 1910 in Lahore, India, the eldest of four sons and third of the ten children of C. Subrahmanyan Ayyar (1885–1960), assistant auditor to the Northwest Railways, and his wife, Sitalaksmi (1891–1931)...

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Ramanujan, Srinivasa (1887–1920), mathematician, was born on 22 December 1887 in Erode, India, the third of five children (two older sisters died in infancy) of Kuppuswamy Srinivasa (b. 1863), a clerk in a silk merchant's shop, and his wife, Komalatammal (b...

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Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887–1920) by unknown photographer, 1919 The Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge