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*What is so special about Srinivasa Ramanujan's Magic Square?*

*Y*ou may be familiar with magic squares. Srinivasa Ramanujan also designed his own magic square.

This magic square looks similar to any other square.

*What is so special about it?*Sum of any rows is 139

Sum of numbers of any column is also 139. Does it make a special square?

Sum of any diagonal numbers is 139.

**But this is pretty common in other magic squares! Wait...**Sum of corner numbers is also 139.

**Sounds interesting!**

Sum of same coloured boxes is also 139.

**Really!**

Look at other possible combinations like sum of identical colour boxes is 139.

*Wow!*

Sum the central squares... 139

**Simply Great!**

You may try other combinations...

*isn't it superb?*

**Do you know the relation between the square's first row and Ramanujam?**

*It is 22.12.1887 - Ramanujam's Birth Date (December 22, 1887)*

By the way

**139 is a prime number**.

There is a movie with a title 'The Man who knew Infinity', showing life experiences about him. There is a good book with the same title 'The Man Who Knew Infinity: A life of Genius Ramanujam' by Robert Kanigel (Available at Amazon also).

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