Patna, Nov 14 (IANS) Famous mathematician Vashishth Narayan Singh passed away here on Thursday. He was 77.
Vashistha Narayan Singh was born on 2 April 1942 in Basantpur village of Bhojpur district in Bihar, to Lal Bahadur Singh and Lahaso Devi. A poor household boy wrote a new chapter of success in every class. As he was studying in Patna Science College, luck shone and the eyes of Professor John Kelly of California University caught sight of him. After which Vashistha Narayan moved to America in 1965 and from there he did PHD in 1969.
“Singh’s condition deteriorated this morning. He was rushed to Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH), where doctors declared him dead,” said one of Singh’s relatives.
Singh, a resident of Basantpur in Bhojpur district, was shifted to PMCH last month. However, he was discharged following treatment.
An alumnus of the well-known Netarhat School, Singh was in the US from 1965 to 1974 and worked on space theory at NASA before returning home. He tied the knot in 1974, but his wife deserted him after he suffered his first attack of schizophrenia in 1976. He has taught at IIT Kanpur, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai) and the Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata).
He is said to have challenged Einstein’s theory of relativity.