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Eminent economist Abhijit Sen passes away at 71

Renowned economist and former Planning Commission member, Abhijit Sen has passed away at the age of 72.  Abhijit Sen was a member of the Planning Commission between 2004 and 2014, during the tenure of PM Manmohan Singh. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan for public service in 2010.

  • He taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and hae several important government positions like the chair of the Commission of Agricultural Cost and Prices. 
  • He made contributions in areas such as minimum support price, rural economy and rural employment.

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