Fifty-eight years ago, mathematician Shrikhande, along with his mentor R.C. Bose and their collaborator E.T. Parker, proved Leonhard Euler wrong and made the headlines.
To Hans Liepmann, teaching was a “more challenging and also more rewarding business” than publishing “startling papers”, most of which he said would be “footnotes in handbooks in the not-too-distant future”.
V. Ramachandran, a metallurgist from IISc, recalls how he and his colleagues found telltale evidence of a bomb blast while working from two ships in the rough waters of the Atlantic.
Zeroing in on the genesis of the Kyasanur forest disease was, at one point, called “possibly the most dramatic epidemiological detective story of our time.” This is that story.