Abhijit Banerjee Wins Nobel Prize 2019 For Economic Sciences: PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Others Wish Indian-Origin Awardee
Abhijit Banerjee Wins Economics Nobel 2019. (Photo Credits: Nobel Academy/Twitter)

Kolkata, October 14: In a proud moment, Indian-origin economist jointly won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. All three economists have been awarded for their experimental approach to “alleviating global poverty.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Banerjee on being conferred with the coveted prize. Apart from the Indian PM, several other Indian politicians also extended wishes.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Banerjee for his achievement. M Venkaiah Naidu, Ramchandra Guha and Kailash Satyarthi also took to Twitter to congratulate the Nobel laureate. Abhijit Banerjee Jointly Wins Nobel Prize 2019 in Economic Sciences; Here's All About The Indian-American Who is a JNU Alumnus.

Here Are The Wishes:


PM Modi's Tweet:

PM Modi tweeted, "Congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee on being conferred the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He has made notable contributions in the field of poverty alleviation."

President Ram nath Kovind's Tweet:

President Ram Nath Kovind also greets Abhijit Banerjee for getting the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. He tweeted, "ongratulations to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer on winning “the Nobel prize” in economic Science “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”. Their research has helped economists better understand how to fight poverty in India & the world."

Mamata Banerjee's Tweet:

Mamata Banerjee in a tweet said, "Hearty congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee, alumnus of South Point School & Presidency College Kolkata, for winning the Nobel Prize in Economics. Another Bengali has done the nation proud. We are overjoyed. "

Rahul Gandhi's Tweet:

Rahul Gandhi said, "Congratulations to #AbhijitBanerjee on winning the Nobel Prize in Economics. Abhijit helped conceptualise NYAY that had the power to destroy poverty and boost the Indian economy. Instead we now have Modinomics, that’s destroying the economy and boosting poverty."

Venkaiah Naidu's Tweet:

Venkaiah Naidu in a tweet said, "Extremely happy to note that eminent #economist Shri Abhijit Banerjee is among the 3 Nobel laureates awarded the prize for #economics this year. "

Arvind Kejriwal's Tweet:

Arvind Kejriwal said, "Abhijit Banerjee's pathbreaking work has also benefitted lakhs of children studying in Delhi govt schools. One of Delhi govt's most imp education reform 'Chunauti' has transformed govt school classroom teaching. It is based on the model developed by him."

Banerjee was born in 1961 in Mumbai to Nirmala Banerjee and Dipak Banerjee. Abhijit attended South Point School and Presidency College in Kolkata, where he completed his B.S. degree in economics in 1981. The Nobel Prize Laureate completed his M.A. in economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in the year 1983. Nobel Prize 2019 For Economic Sciences: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer Awarded For Research on Global Poverty.

At present, Abhijit is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After His Divorce With His Wife Arundhati Tuli, Abhijit Started Living With Duflo. The couple had a child in 2012. However, They Officially Got Married In 2015.

Last year, the Nobel Prize for economics was given to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer. The prize is officially known as the "Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences." Alfred Nobel — a Swedish industrialist and the inventor of dynamite —founded the Nobel Prize.