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Abhijit Banerjee second Indian-origin economist to win Nobel prize after Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has also joined the eminent list of Indians and people of Indian origin to bag one of the most illustrious awards in the world in various fields such as Physics, Chemistry, Peace, Economic Sciences and Medicine.

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Abhijit Banerjee second Indian-origin economist to win Nobel prize after Amartya Sen
Indian-origin economist Abhijit Banerjee who won the Nobel Prize 2019 is the second person of Indian origin to have won the prestigious award in Economics.

Indian-origin economist Abhijit Banerjee who recieved the Nobel Prize 2019 is the second person of Indian origin to have won the prestigious award in Economics. The first one was Amartya Sen who won the coveted award in the year 1998.

The Nobel laureate has also joined the eminent list of Indians and people of Indian-origin to bag one of the most illustrious awards in the world in various fields such as Physics, Chemistry, Peace, Economic Sciences and Medicine.

Banerjee won this years' Nobel Prize in Economics along with wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their "experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."

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In other fields, Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to win the coveted prize for Literature in 1913 "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West".

C V Raman won the prize for Physics in 1930 "for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him."

Indian-American Har Gobind Khorana won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 along with two others for their "interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis."

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Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic nun of Albanian origin and Indian citizenship who founded 'The Missionaries of Charity' was awarded the Peace Nobel in 1979 in recognition of her "work in bringing help to suffering humanity".

Indian-American Subramanyan Chandrasekhar won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A. Fowler for "theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars."

The Nobel for Economic Sciences in 1998 was won by Kolkata-born economist Amartya Sen "for his contributions to welfare economics."

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India-born Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won the 2009 Nobel Prize along with two others in Chemistry "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome."

Sixty-year-old Kailash Satyarthi shared the Nobel Peace prize for 2014 with Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai for "their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Between 1901 and 2018, the award has been given 590 times to 935 laureates and organisations.

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