Bharat Ratna and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen death news false, daughter confirms he is alive | Mint
Active Stocks
Fri Feb 23 2024 15:58:13
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 145.50 -0.24%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 759.40 -0.86%
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,420.90 0.08%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 337.70 -0.54%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 411.60 -0.65%
Business News/ News / India/  Bharat Ratna and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen death news false, daughter confirms he is alive
BackBack

Bharat Ratna and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen death news false, daughter confirms he is alive

News of Indian Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's death has been proven incorrect.

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen at his ancestral home at Bolpur in West Bengal's Birbhum district (PTI)Premium
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen at his ancestral home at Bolpur in West Bengal's Birbhum district (PTI)

Famed Indian economist Amartya Sen is ‘totally fine’ and remains ‘busy as ever’. The clarification came from his daughter Nandana Deb Sen amid reports that the Nobel Laureate had passed away on Tuesday afternoon. The assertion had prompted an outpouring of condolence messages on social media even as others rushed to fact-check the development.

“Friends, thanks for your concern but it’s fake news: Baba is totally fine. We just spent a wonderful week together w/ family in Cambridge—his hug as strong as always last night when we said bye! He is teaching 2 courses a week at Harvard, working on his gender book—busy as ever!" Nandana Deb Sen tweeted alongside a picture of the Bharat Ratna awardee.

 

News of his death was shared by several leading publications based on a social media post – purportedly from economic historian Claudia Goldin. However the post appears to have been shared by a fake account made in May 2023 and seemingly unrelated to Goldin.

“Deleting tweet on Amartya Sen based on a post from an unverified account in the name of Claudia Goldin. Actor Nandana Dev Sen denies news of death of her father, Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen," news agency PTI posted on X.

ALSO READ: Mamata Banerjee warns Visva Bharati varsity on its eviction order to Amartya Sen

During an extensive career spanning nearly seven decades, Sen has made contributions to numerous fields – from welfare economics and social choice theory to economic and social justice and public health. The Bharat Ratna awardee is currently a professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University.

“People have given up hope that I might retire. But I like working, I must say. I’ve been very lucky. I’ve never done, when I think about it, work that I was not interested in. That is a very good reason to go on," he told The Harvard Gazette in 2021.

He received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 for his work In the ensuing years he was awarded top civilian honours from around the world, including the Bharat Ratna and France's Légion d’Honneur. He holds more than 100 honorary degrees from institutions on five continents and even received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 2000.

Meanwhile on the personal front the economist remains locked in a legal battle with The Visva-Bharati university over an eviction notice for illegal occupation of land. The institution has earlier asked him to vacate 0.13 acre (5,500 square feet) of land from his ancestral residence ‘Pratichi’ in Santiniketan by May 6.

 

Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Check all the latest action on Budget 2024 here. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 10 Oct 2023, 05:35 PM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You
Switch to the Mint app for fast and personalized news - Get App