Eminent Indian mathematician of the post-Independence era, Professor C S Seshadri, has passed away. He was the founder and Director-Emeritus of the Chennai Mathematical Institute, an institute for the study of mathematics in India.
Prof. Seshadri is known for his work in algebraic geometry. The Seshadri constant (in algebraic geometry) is named after him. He was a recipient of country’s third-highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan in 2009.