Balakrishna Ramamurti received DSc (1935) from University of Madras. He was Professor of Mathematics, Government College, Ajmer (1939-43); Deputy Director Statistics, (1943-47), Statistician, Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour (1947-51); Joint Director, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India (1957-63); United Nations Regional Statistical Centre in Asia and the Far East, Bangkok; and Chief Statistician, United Nations, OPEX Scheme, Nigeria (1963-66).
Academic and Research Achievements: Ramamurti worked in the areas of mathematics and statistics. He was an authority on geometry relating to rational norm curve in n-dimensions using invariant theory of n-dimensions. He designed and carried out the all-India agricultural labour enquiry, covering a survey of about 10,000 families selected on the basis of stratified random sampling. The results were published by the Ministry of Labour in seven volumes.
Other Contributions: Ramamurti was member of the International Statistical Institute and ILO Committee of Statistical Experts.
Awards and Honours: Professor Ramamurti was conferred the Srinivasa Ramanujan Prize (1936).S