Economist Abhijit Sen dies due to heart attack

''He suffered a heart attack around 11 PM. We rushed him to the hospital, but it was all over by the time we got there,'' said Dr Pronab Sen, his brother.
Abhijit Sen
Abhijit SenFile photo

NEW DELHI: Economist Abhijit Sen, a former Planning Commission member and one of the country's foremost experts on rural economy, died on Monday night. He was 72.

''He suffered a heart attack around 11 PM. We rushed him to the hospital, but it was all over by the time we got there,'' said Dr Pronab Sen, his brother. In a career spanning more than four decades, Abhijit Sen taught economics at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, and held several important government positions including the chair of the Commission of Agricultural Cost and Prices. He was a member of Planning Commission from 2004 to 2014, when Manmohan Singh was the prime minister.

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