Legendary Mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh passed away after a long illness in Patna on Thursday morning. The story of Singh, who gained fame as a mathematical genius, grew into more of a myth than a man. He was born on 2 April 1942 in Basantpur village of Bhojpur district in Bihar. Singh received his primary and secondary education from Netarhat Residential School and college education from Patna Science College. After his graduation from Patna where he cleared college in just one year, Vashishtha Narayan Singh pursued his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation–”Reproducing Kernels and Operators with Cyclic Vector” won great acclaim in the field of mathematics. It would go on to be one of the referred works in the field. Singh returned to India in 1971 to teach at IIT Kanpur. In 2014, Singh was appointed as guest faculty in Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University (BNMU) in Madhepura as a visiting professor.