Bharat Ratna and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen is not dead; the news of his death is false.

Renowned Indian economist Amartya Sen is in good health, and the news of his death is false. His daughter, Nandana Deb Sen, confirmed his well-being, stating that he is “totally fine” and busy with his work. The false news of his death had prompted an outpouring of condolence messages on social media.

Nandana Deb Sen tweeted, “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!”

The false news of Amartya Sen’s death had initially been shared by several leading publications based on a social media post allegedly from economic historian Claudia Goldin. However, it was later revealed that the post came from an unverified account created in May 2023, seemingly unrelated to Claudia Goldin.

Amartya Sen is a highly respected economist and has made significant contributions to various fields throughout his nearly seven-decade career. He is a professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University and continues to be actively engaged in his work.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 and has received numerous other prestigious honors, including the Bharat Ratna and France’s Légion d’Honneur. He holds over 100 honorary degrees from institutions worldwide and is known for his dedication to his work.

Amartya Sen has also been involved in a legal battle with Visva-Bharati University over an eviction notice for alleged illegal occupation of land. The university had asked him to vacate a portion of land from his ancestral residence ‘Pratichi’ in Santiniketan.

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