Eminent political scientist, writer and foreign affairs commentator Bhabani Sen Gupta died here today of prolonged illness.
The veteran scholar breathed his last at the Apollo Hospital early this morning, his family said. He was 89.
Professor Sen Gupta is survived by his son Shivaji Sengupta, daughter Sree Sengupta, daughter-in-law Susmita Sengupta, and seven grandchildren.
A respected and influential political commentator on international affairs, most notably on Southeast Asia and Indo-American relations, Sen Gupta authored over 15 books in English.
His books included analysis on Afghanistan, the Soviet era and on the regional issues in South Asia. Some of his notable works are The Fulcrum of Asia: Relations among China, India, Pakistan, and the USSR, The Gorbachev Factor in World Affairs: An Indian Interpretation, Communism in Indian Politics, and Afghanistan: Politics, Economics, and Society Revolution, Resistance, Intervention among others.
Sen Gupta, also known as Chanakya Sen, was also a prolific writer in Bengali and some of his more famous books include Rajpath-Janapath, Mukhyo Mantri, and She Nohi She Noni.
His family and friends would assemble on January 22 at Chittaranjan Bhavan to remember him, the family members said.
Political Commentator Bhabani Sen Gupta Dead
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