Abhijit Sen Passes Away: Economist Abhijit Sen Dies At 72

Abhijit Sen Passes Away: Economist Abhijit Sen Dies At 72



Renowned economist and former Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen has died of a heart attack at the age of 72. He had been ill for a long time.



Economist Abhijit Sen passes away: Former Planning Commission member and expert on rural economy Abhijit Sen passed away on Monday night. He was 72 years old. Sen’s brother Dr Pranav Sen gave this information. “Abhijit Sen suffered a heart attack around 11 pm, we took him to the hospital, but by then he had passed away,” he said.


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In a career spanning over four decades, Abhijit Sen taught economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and held several important government positions. He has also been the chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices. He was a member of the Planning Commission from 2004 to 2014. Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister at that time.

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Was honored with Padma Bhushan in 2010



In 2010, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for public service. When the NDA came to power in 2014, it appointed Sen to head a high-level task force to formulate a “long-term food policy”. Sen was a vocal supporter of a Universal Public Distribution System for rice and wheat. They argued that the food subsidy burden on the exchequer was often exaggerated and there was enough financial headroom in the country not only to support a Universal PDS, but to guarantee farmers a fair price for their produce. was.



Sen has also been associated with several global research and multilateral organizations such as UNDP, Asian Development Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development and OECD Development Center.

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Sen was suffering from respiratory ailments for the past few years



Abhijit Sen’s father Samar Sen was a World Bank economist. Abhijit Singh studied physics at St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi before earning his doctorate degree in economics from Cambridge University. Very few economists in India are said to have had Sen’s basic insights about Indian agriculture. His brother Pronab told that Sen was suffering from respiratory ailments for the past few years. His ailments had increased during the Kovid-19 epidemic. He is survived by wife, Jayati Ghosh (a renowned economist) and a daughter, Jhanvi.





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