Bharat Ratna and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s Daughter Dispels Death Rumors, Saying, “Baba is Totally Fine”
On Tuesday, Nandana Deb Sen, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s daughter, dispelled rumors that her father had passed away. Nandana took to X (formerly Twitter) to reassure her followers that there was no need to worry about Baba.
We recently got back from a lovely week in Cambridge with his family, and his goodbye hug was as intense as ever last night. He’s still busy as ever, what with teaching two courses a week at Harvard and writing his book on gender.
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! pic.twitter.com/Fd84KVj1AT
— Nandana Sen (@nandanadevsen) October 10, 2023
She also shared a photo of herself and her children with Nobel laureate Amartya Sen
An earlier article had claimed that Sen had died, a claim attributed to a Twitter user.
— ESPN Football (@shajcdctg) October 10, 2023
Agreed.. Besides the usual war propaganda going on.. Today some random account parodying this year economics noble laureate wrote the fake tweet about death of Amartya Sen.. And the whole media eco system in India believed it and broadcast it… And then same old bullshit.
— Honka-Booga (@g_l_ydo) October 10, 2023
The news is dreadful. Amartya Sen, my good friend, passed away just a few minutes ago. Absolutely nothing to say.Concerning Amartya Sen
— Siddharth Shah (@SiddharthKS) October 10, 2023
Amartya Sen, born in India in 1933, is a respected economist and philosopher. In the fields of welfare economics and development theory, he has made substantial contributions.
The political philosophy and economics fields have been significantly influenced by Sen’s seminal work on social choice theory. He is widely recognized for popularizing the “capability approach,” an ideology that prioritizes individuals’ agency and autonomy in pursuit of happiness.
For his efforts to reduce poverty and increase equality, Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998, among many other accolades. His thoughts have impacted international policy debates by highlighting the significance of human progress and fair treatment of all people.