Indulata L. Sukla is a former Professor of Mathematics, who served for more than three decades at Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India. Let us wish her a very Happy Birthday.

Indulata L Sukla was born on 7 March 1944 in Baripada, Odisha, India. She went to school at Maharani Prem Kumari Girls’ School and B.Sc. with Mathematics Honours from M.P.C. College, Baripada. She completed her M.Sc. in Mathematics from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack in 1966.

She had a brief stint as a lecturer at M.P.C. College, before moving to the University of Jabalpur with a CSIR Fellowship to pursue a PhD. While pursuing her research, she joined Sambalpur University in November 1970 as a lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences and continued there till her retirement in March 2004.

She is the author of the textbook ‘Number Theory and Its Applications to Cryptography’. In her research, she worked with English mathematician Brian Kuttner on the Fourier Series. She is a Life Member of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Indian Mathematical Society (IMS). The Orissa Mathematical Society (OMS) gave her the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in Number Theory, Cryptography, and Analysis.

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