Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti Quiz: Rabindranath Tagore gave which Nobel laureate the name by which we all know the person by?
Answer: Amartya Sen
World-renowned Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, who was awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998, was given his by another Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore – the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Amartya Sen’s mother, according to an Instagram post by the Nobel Prize organisation, was the daughter of scholar Kshitimohan Sen, who was a close associate of Rabindranath Tagore‘s. “Tagore suggested Sen’s unusual first name to his mother. ‘Amartya’ means immortal,” the organisation explained. Amartya Sen was awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 “for his contributions to welfare economics”. 85 years earlier Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The other common connection between the two Nobel Laureates was Amartya Sen also attended Tagore’s experimental school at Santiniketan in West Bengal.
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