Manjul Bhargava has become the first Indian mathematician to win the Fields Medal, nicknmaed the Mathematics Nobel. The 40-year-old professor at Princeton has dedicated it to his students and colleagues. Bhargava has been honoured for his contribution to number theory.
Bhargava, who comes from Rajasthan, was awarded the Fields Medal for developing new methods in the geometry of numbers. Earlier, he had bagged the Mathematical Association of America prize, the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, the Cole Prize in Number Theory and the Infosys Prize.