Amartya Sen was born on 3rd November 1933 is an Indian Economist and a philosopher. He was in the British India in Manik ganj, which is now in Bangladesh. He was born in a Bengali family and he got his name from the Rabindranath Tagore. His father was a professor of chemistry and his mother was a daughter of the famous scholar of ancient and medieval period Mohan Sen, who was also a very close associate of Rabindranath Tagore. Sen did his schooling in Santiniketan, and later he was elected for a price fellowship at the trinity college, where he was given the freedom to whatever he want for four years and he chose to study philosophy. He is a well-known personality and is extremely famous. He is the voice of the poor and those in need. He has also derived different ways to prevent the shortage of food and starvation. He is a great man, a radical thinker and an atheist. He believes in doing well for the humanity.
AmartyaSen is a famous Economist and a philosopher, who has won a nobel prize in Economics sciences for his work and has also received a Bharat Ratna Award for his contribution in Economics. He has also been awarded by the Leontief Prize for his outstanding contribution to economic theory. He has written many thesis on economics, which has been published. In the year 1981, he published Poverty and Famines: An essay on Entitlement and deprivation, where he argues that famine occurs not only because of the lack of food but also because of the way it is distributed. His theories were apt and they always made some great points. He has worked and researched on the development of economics. In 1999, he came out with other publication ‘development as freedom’ where the book focused on International development. In the year 2002, he wrote Rational and Freedom, in 2005, he wrote ‘the argumentative Indian’ and in 2009, his book ‘the Idea of Justice’ came out. In the year 2011, he wrote ‘peace and democratic society’. Amartya Sen is currently working as the professor of Economist and Philosophy at the Harvard University and also at the Thomas W. Lamont University.
- Name: Amartya Kumar Sen
- Date of Birth: 3rd November 1933
- Age: 83 Years
- Place of Birth: Santiniketan, British India
- Schools: St. Gregory’s School, Visva-Bharti University
- College: Pesidency College, Kolkata; University of Kolkata; Cambridge University
- Father: AshutoshSen
- Mother: AmitaSen
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Nabaneeta Dev (1958-1976); Eva Colorni (1978-1985); Emma Rothschild (m. 1991)
- Religion: Bengali
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Profession: Economist and Philosopher
- Languages Known: Bengali, Hindi and English