A painful photo of a great mathematician – A matriculation topper from Bihar Board in 1961, he went to University of California, Berkeley in 1963 to study Mathematics, got PhD in 1969, and joined NASA as an Associate Scientist Professor.
In 1972, he returned to India and joined as a Lecturer in IIT, Kanpur. During the next five years, he taught at IIT Kanpur, TIFR, Mumbai and ISI, Kolkata. In 1977, he showed symptom of Mental illness, Schizophrenia and after a decade of poor quality treatment at Kanke, in 1988 he left that place without informing anyone. In 1992, he was found in a poor condition in Siwan, Bihar.
His school students have rehabilitated him in Patna, with a professor like ambience, study table, board, library, books etc to make him feel easy and comfortable.
He is Vashistha Narayan Singh the great scholar.
I would like to urge the Government of India should be returned full respect, honor to this great son of the country. He also deserve one of the highest civilian Awards of the country are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushanand Padma Shri.