PM Condoles Demise of Renowned Mathematician Narayan Singh

Narayan Singh had been ailing for quite some time, died at the Patna Medical College and Hospital.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 14 November, described the death of renowned mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh as the loss of a rare talent in the field of science.

Singh, who had been ailing for quite some time, died at the Patna Medical College and Hospital. He was 74 years old.

"Saddened by the news of the death of mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh. In his death, the country has lost one of its rare talents in the field on science," the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

Vashishtha Narayan Singh was born in Basantpur village of Bhojpur district. He completed his schooling in Netarhat in undivided Bihar.

Singh graduated from the Patna Science College and completed his Ph.D on cycle vector space theory from the University of California in 1969.

He used to teach at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Singh was also a visiting professor at the B N Mandal University, Madhepura.

Expressing grief over Singh's death, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it has caused an irreparable loss to the state and the country. The chief minister announced that Singh will be cremated with full state honour, an official release said.

Prominent leaders from all political parties expressed grief over death of "Vashishtha babu" as he was fondly called by the people.

Those who paid respect to him included Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi,union ministers Giriraj Singh, Nityanand Rai, former Bihar CM Rabri Devi, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and state BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal.

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