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Amartya Sen – Bharat Ratna Adward Winner

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Born on the 3rd of November in the year 1933, Amartya Sen is a renowned economist and philosopher hailing from Bangladesh, who has made a significant mark for himself both nationally as well as on international platforms with his socio-economic theories, and lectures that he has delivered in countries like the United Kingdom as well as the United States of America.

Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for his outstanding contribution to the field of economics wherein he developed indexes, theories to help the country’s economy function better and effectively, Sen has received worldwide recognition from popular places like the Cambridge University, the Harvard University, etc.

Studying various topics of interest, like the Bengal famine he invented indexes on famines which help guide the government to cope up with such calamities without having much compromise on the country’s economy. He had a keen interest in philosophy since his youth and went on to author a number of books, both on economics as well as philosophy.

The government of India honored him with Bharat Ratna Award in the year 1999.

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