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Dr. Mathukumalli Venkata Subbarao was both a teacher and a researcher, and he impacted the field of number theory and mathematics in general in both capacities. As a teacher, he started a number of students on their own adventure in mathematics; many of them subsequently became university professors themselves, starting new generations on the path of investigation. He also served as mentor, formally as the guide and advisor to Ph.D. students, and informally as an inspiration to many who did not necessarily go on for a doctoral degree. As a researcher, as has been mentioned in the “Research Interests”
section, he formulate many open problems to stimulate and inspire other
researchers. He also had a wide
network of mathematicians around the globe, with whom he collaborated on
joint research. He also visited many
of their institutions, and facilitated their visits and short term
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M. Sugunamma ( Tributes to Dr. Subbarao R. BALASUBRAMANIAN The modern period in the history of Indian mathematics, and that of number
theory in particular, starts with the legendary figure of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
The influence of Ramanujan, particularly on the study of arithmetic functions
and partition functions persisted for the next two generations. Notable
mathematicians were S. S. Pillai, Ananda Rao, T. Vijayaraghavan, R.
Vaidyanathaswamy, followed by S. D. Chowla, K. G. Ramanathan, Hans Raj Gupta,
M. V. Subbarao and others. With the demise of M. V. Subbarao after a brief
illness on I vividly recall those days in mid 80s when he found some time to spend with me during his personal visits to Mumbai. These meetings were arranged by K. Ramachandra, with whom I was working for my doctorate then. Even though I had just finished my doctorate at that time, he treated me as his equal and enjoyed discussing mathematics with me. This continued even after I moved over to Chennai in 1985, until early 2000. He made it a point to spend a day or two with me discussing mathematics. I always found the discussions enjoyable and stimulating. An international conference was held in




From the Foreword by K. Ramachandra, in Lecture Notes Series Number 1: Number Theory (Proceedings of the International Conference held at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, in January, 2002), published by the Ramanunan Mathematical Society, India, in cooperation with Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India, edited by S. D. Adhikari, R. Balasubramanian, and K. Srinivas. His work and his pleasant nature brought Professor
Subbarao a number of collaborators. In
particular, Professor Subba Rao’s Erdös number is one. Indeed, he has eight joint papers with
Professor P. Erdös. A number of Indian
mathematicians, among them Professor K. G. Ramanathan, Professor R.
Balasubramanian and myself, have had the good fortune of working with
Professor Subbarao. He has had special
interest in the Mathematics departments of Sri Venkateshwara and Professor Subbarao collaborated with some forty other researchers, including Paul Erdös, Ernst Straus, L. Carlitz, George Andrews, Imre Katai, Wang Yuan,George Hardy, David Broussoud, M. D. Hirschhorn, K. G. Ramanathan, K. Ramachadra, R. Balasubramanian, R. A. Smith, H. L. Abbott, D. Suryanarana, R. Sitaramachandra Rao, V. Sivarama Prasad, V. Sitaramaiah, A. Verma, A. K. Agarwal, V. V. S. Sastri, M. Sugunamma, et al., besides his son Vidyasagar. His research publications total around 200. 







A Condolence Resolution UGC Sponsored National Seminar Number Theory and its
Applications, 



Prof. M.V.Subbarao had enriched the field of Number Theory by his continuous researches spanning over a period of six decades. His valuable contribution to Number Theory has been well recognized in the national as well as international circles. He collaborated with famous Number Theorists like Paul Erdos, George E. Andrews and such others. He trained many young researchers in the field. He started his teaching career as a lecturer during 1950's in the Madras
Govt. Educational service and then moved over to the newly formed Sri
Venkateswara University Thirupathi during 1956. From Thirupathi, he went to The far reaching influence of Prof. M.V.Subbarao on his students in The chairperson, convener, members of the organizing committee and all the invitees and participants at the National Seminar condoled the demise of Prof. M.V.Subbarao by observing silence for a couple of minutes in honour of the departed soul on 1st march 2006 at 11 am. Subsequently this condolence resolution was passed during the valedictory
session on 2nd march 2006 at 



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