Aryabhatta (476-550 A.D.) was born in Patliputra in Magadha,
modern Patna in Bihar. Many are of the view that he was born in the south of
India especially Kerala and lived in Magadha at the time of the Gupta rulers;
time which is known as the golden age of India. There is no evidence that he
was born outside Patliputra and traveled to Magadha, the centre of education
and learning for his studies where he even set up a coaching centre. His first
name "Arya" is hardly a south Indian name while ...