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Amartya Sen bereaved

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 14:10

Kolkata: Nobel laureate economist Amartya
Sen`s only sister Supurna Dutta has died in a private hospital

She was 73 and is survived by daughter Shampabali and son
Priyadarshi, both working abroad.
Her husband Diprendranath Dutta predeceased her in 1998.

Supurna Dutta was suffering from an undiagnosed fever for
about a month. On Saturday, she was admitted to the hospital
where she passed away the next day, family sources said.
Dutta had to her credit several articles on Rabindranath
Tagore and was associated with the All India Radio and
literary section of a Kolkata-based Bengali daily for several

Her funeral was attended by Amartya Sen, his former wife
and Sahitya Akademi award-winning author Nabanita Deb Sen and
their daughters, besides other family members.

Deb Sen said, "She was my close friend. It was a great
personal loss."

Amartya Sen`s mother Amita Sen died a few years ago.


First Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 14:10
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