Amartya Sen receives special Rabindra Smriti Puraskar
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 22:03
  
Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was on Sunday awarded special Rabindra Smriti Puraskar by a state-level committee instituted by the West Bengal government on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Rabindranath Tagore.

An award of Rs one lakh was introduced by the committee as Rabindra Smriti Puraskar (Rabindra memorial award).

The award was handed over to Sen by eminent poet Nirendra Nath Chakraborty in the presence of Minister of State for Information and Cultural Affairs SN Bera at a function at the Bangla Academy here.

Sen thanked the state government for the honour.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 22:03


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