**Jagadguru Shankaracharya** Bharti Krishna **Tirthaji Maharaja** known as **Venkatraman** was the father of vedic maths. He was born on 14 th March, 1884 at Tinnevelly (currently known as Tirunelveli) in Tamil Nadu, India. He was a scholar of Sanskrit, Mathematics, History and Philosophy.

He stated that every research in mathematics is based on **16 sutras** (Formula). Each of the sutras list out mental **calculation techniques**. He found all these techniques after the careful investigation of the vedic text named **Ganita Sutras** (Mathematics), which was actually dismissed by the other great scholars as rubbish text.