#Amartya Sen

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Amartya Sen is a prominent Indian economist. (Photo credit: Twitter/ @AmartyaSen_Econ)

  • Amartya Sen said visionary leaders like Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid should be treated as political assets
  • He expressed his gratitude to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for supporting his family in the Visva Bharati case
  • Banerjee also said BJP was trying to subdue educational institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University

.Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India
Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was born in 1933 at Santiniketan. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Amartya Sen said the land is entirely on a long-term lease that was nowhere close to expiry
  • He accused the university’s vice chancellor of being 'empowered' by the centre
  • I could comment on the big gap between Santiniketan culture and that of the V.C.,' he said