**These
Notebooks were his treasures, which
he showed to convince influential men of his abilities as a mathematician.
As the eldest son of the family, he yearned for a job, to eke
out a livelihood and to support his parents and two brothers.
He tutored a few students in mathematics, in Kumbakonam and sought
employment as a tutor in mathematics, but with no success. **

**K.S.
Viswanatha Sastri was a student of Ramanujan for 2 years
(around 1908), who paid a Tuition fee of Rs. 7 per month.**