Prof. S.Minakshisundram was the most gifted Indian mathematician of his generation. His work on eigen-value of the Laplacian on compact Reimannian manifold was of the highest quality and had a lasting impact. Under more agreeable surroundings than those obtaining in the Indian Universities, Prof. Minakshisundram would, perhaps,have done work of greater quality and of greater importance.
Subramiah Minakshisundaram was born on 12th October 1913 in Trichur, Kerala State, of India. He studied in C.R.C.High School, Perambur, Madras State from 3rd Class to Sixth during 1919 to 1929 when he passed S.S.L.C. He had constantly topped in Mathematics having shown a marked aptitude for it.
Collegiate Education: Studied Intermediate in Pachiyappa’s College, Madras from 1929 to 1931.