Know who is Nobel Laureate and Bharat Ratna Amartya Kumar Sen

Amartya Sen, born on November 3, 1933, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. He is a professor at Harvard University in the US. He has also been a teacher at Jadavpur University, Delhi School of Economics and Oxford University.  Sen has also taught as a guest teacher at MIT, Stanford, Berkeley and Cornel University.

He was born in Kolkata to a Kayastha family in Shanti Niketan, where his maternal grandfather Kshiti Mohan Sen was a teacher. His father Ashutosh Sen taught chemistry at Dhaka University. After completing his education at Shanti Niketan and Presidency College in Kolkata, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He also spent a few years of his life in Mandal (based in Burma) and his early education was in Dhaka.  He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998 and Bharat Ratna in 1999.

Amartya Sen has been married thrice, his first wife Nabanita Dev Sen was an Indian writer and scholar. From whom he had two daughters: Antara (a journalist and publisher) and Nandana, a Bollywood actress. Their marriage broke down immediately after they moved to London in 1971. In 1978, Sen married Italian economist Eva Colorado and had two children, Indrani, a journalist and son Kabir in New York, a hip hop artist. In 1991, Sen married Emma Georgina Rothschild, who serves as a professor of Jeremy and Jane Knowles at Harvard University.

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