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Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's Family Denies Rumours Of His Death

Economist Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 for his work on welfare economics.

Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen
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The family of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Tuesday denied rumours of his death. 

The reports of Sen's death began circulating after a Twitter account appearing to impersonate this year's Economics Nobel Prize awardee Claudia Goldin posted about his death.

Soon after such reports began doing rounds, Sen's daughter Nandana Sen tweeted that the reports of his death were false.

In a post on Twitter, Nandana said, "Friends, thanks for your concern but it’s fake news: Baba is totally fine. We just spent a wonderful week together with family in Cambridge—his hug as strong as always last night when we said bye! He is teaching two courses a week at Harvard, working on his gender book—busy as ever!"

Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 for his work on welfare economics.

"One focus of Amartya Sen's research is how individuals' values can be considered in collective decision-making and how welfare and poverty can be measured. His efforts stem from his interest in questions of distribution and, in particular, the lot of society's poorest members," says The Nobel Foundation on its website.

The Nobel Foundation further says Sen's studies attempted to arrive at a deeper understanding of the economic reasons behind famine and poverty.

In 1999, Sen was awarded the Bharat Ratna by the Government of India, the highest civilian honour in India. 

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