In the previous post, you got to know some facts about Ramanujan. Let’s see what their colleagues said about Ramanujan:

G. H. Hardy, his colleague from the University of Cambridge, England said, **“the theorems defeated me completely; I had never seen anything in the least like them before”, ^{[14]:168} and that they “must be true, because, if they were not true, no one would have the imagination to invent them”.**

Another Mathematician and his colleague Littlewood commented,** “I can believe that he’s at least a Jacobi“**,^{[55]} while Hardy said, “**he can compare him only with Euler or Jacobi.”**^{[56]}

At the age of 17, when he calculated the Euler–Mascheroni constant up to 15 decimal places and independently developed and investigated the Bernoulli numbers.^{[14]:90} His peers at the time said they “**rarely understood him” and “stood in respectful awe” of him.**^{[14]:27}

V. Ramaswamy Aiyer, then deputy collector in 1910 and a founder of the Indian Mathematical Society recalled,

**“I was struck by the extraordinary mathematical results contained in [the notebooks]. I had no mind to smother his genius by an appointment in the lowest rungs of the revenue department.” ^{[35]}**

When Hardy gets into a taxi with number 1729 to see Ramanujan at a hospital in Putney. Hardy said during a conversation about the dullness of that number and Ramanujan replied, **“it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways.”**

Hardy quoted Littlewood as saying, “**Every positive integer was one of [Ramanujan’s] personal friends.”**