Vashishtha Singh, mathematician who challenged the theory of relativity dies

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Yesterday, Nitish Kumar, CM Bihar was griefstricken as renowned mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh dies. According to the family members, Singh died from a prolonged illness.

Singh, born on 2nd April 1942, was a renowned mathematician who challenged Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, the 77 year old mathematician was suffering from a mental disorder called Schizophrenia since the past 40 years.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where the person’s ability to think, behave, and feel is affected.

According to Singh’s family, they were made to wait for a long time by the hospital for an ambulance to take Singh’s body home.

Singh was admitted in the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PHMC), and the family is accusing them of negligence. According to the family, they were forced to keep the renowned mathematician’s body outside the hospital building for around two hours before they were provided with an ambulance.

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Yesterday morning as Singh’s condition worsened, he was rushed to PMCH, according to the relatives ‘Singh’s condition deteriorated this morning. He was rushed to Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH), where doctors declared him dead’.

Singh lived in Basantpur, and was admitted to PMCH last month as well, but was discharged after the treatment.

As Nitish Kumar received the information of Singh’s death he released an official statement saying, passing of Singh is not only a gigantic loss for Bihar, but for the whole country. He added, Vashishtha Narayan Singh will be cremated with state honours.

He got married in the year 1974, and due to his mental illness (Schizophrenia) his wife left him the very next year and ironically, he had no other choice but to live in his village where he got no attention from the government, but now he’s being cremated with full state honours.

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Singh completed his schooling from Netarhat School. He then studied at the Patna Science College following which in the year 1965 he went to University of California and received his PhD in 1969 for Cycle Space Theory.

Singh had been a teacher at the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Kanpur, along with Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata. He had been a visiting professor at the BN Mandal University in Madhepura.

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