The news of Bharat Ratna and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s deaths has been surfacing online. Most of the people who knew him were posting mourning messages online to show solidarity with his family.
But Amartya Sen’s own daughter, Nandana Deb Sen, has debunked all the rumors that were surfacing online. Nandana took to Twitter and shared a picture of herself with her father, Amartya Sen. She captioned it, “Friends, thanks for your concern, but it’s fake news: Baba is totally fine.
Several reputable publications broke the news of Bharat Ratna Amartya’s passing after seeing a social media post by economic scholar Claudia Goldin. Nevertheless, it appears that the post is unrelated to Goldin and was shared by a phony account created in May 2023.
About Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen is a well-known Indian economist and philosopher. He was born on November 3, 1933, in Santiniketan, Bengal, British India. He came from a very literate family; his father was Ashutosh Sen, who served as the Chairman of the West Bengal Public Service Commission, the Development Commissioner in Delhi, and a Professor of Chemistry at Dhaka University.
His mother, Amita Sen, was the daughter of Kshiti Mohan Sen, an eminent Sanskritist and scholar of ancient and medieval India. His family moved to India in 1945, before the partition of India and the formation of Bangladesh.
Amartya Sen’s Wife & Children
Amartya Sen has been married three times; his first wife was writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen. Nabaneeta and Amartya had two daughters: Antara and Nandana. Antara is a journalist and publisher, and Nandana is an actress.
After getting divorced from Nabaneeta, Amartya got married to Eva Colorni in 1978. Eva Colorni is an Italian economist, the daughter of Eugenio Colorni and Ursula Hirschmann, and the niece of Albert O. Hirschman.
Kabir, the son of Eva and Amartya, is a music instructor at Shady Hill School as well as a hip-hop musician and MC. Indrani, the daughter, is a journalist in New York. Eva passed away in 1985 from cancer. Later, in 1991, Sen married Emma Georgina Rothschild, Harvard University’s Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History.
Amartya Sen FAQs
A. Amartya Sen is an Indian economist and philosopher.
A. Yes Amartya Sen is alive.
A. Amartya Sen is 89 years old.
A. Amartya Sen has 4 children, 3 daughters and 1 son.
A. Amartya Sen got the Nobel Prize in the year 1998.