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VK Singh worked for a brief period in NASA and later returned to India in 1971 to teach at IIT Kanpur
The acclaimed mathematician had died in Patna last month.
Born on April 2, 1942, in Basantpur village of Bhojpur district in Bihar, the mathematician graduated from Patna Science College. He received his Ph.D. on Cycle Vector Space Theory in the United States.
Film director Neeraj Pathak has earlier this month announced to make a movie based on Singh's life.