Former member of the Planning Commission and expert on rural economies, Abhijit Sen, passed away on Monday night. At 72 years old, he was. Dr. Pranav Sen, Sen’s brother, provided this information. Around 11 o’clock at night, Abhijit Sen had a heart attack, and by the time we got him to the hospital, he was already dead.
During his forty-year career, Abhijit Sen held a variety of major government positions in addition to teaching economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. He also presided over the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices. He sat on the Planning Commission from 2004 to 2014. Manmohan Singh was in power as prime minister at the time.
Sen suffered from respiratory ailments
His father, Samar Sen, worked for the World Bank as an economist. Prior to receiving his doctorate in economics from the University of Cambridge, Abhijit Sen completed his undergraduate studies in physics at St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi. Sen’s understanding of Indian agriculture was believed to be uncommon among economists in India. Sen has been afflicted with respiratory conditions for the past five years, according to his brother Pronab. His health issues had gotten worse during the Covid-19 pandemic. He is survived by his wife, the well-known economist Jayati Ghosh, and their daughter, Jhanvi.
Was honored with Padma Bhushan in 2010
In 2010, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for public service. When the NDA took power in 2014, Sen was appointed to head a high-level task team to create a “long-term food strategy.” Sen was a strong advocate for the distribution of rice and wheat through a universal public system.
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