'India proud of your achievements': PM meets Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
After meeting Nobel laurete Abhijit Banerjee, Prime Minister Modi said that the discussion between the two was healthy and extensive. Banerjee, an Indian-origin economist and professor, was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Terming his meeting as excellent, Modi said that he had a healthy and extensive interaction with Banerjee on various subjects.
"Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. His passion towards human empowerment is clearly visible. We had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects. India is proud of his accomplishments. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavours," the Prime Minister tweeted alongside a photo of the meeting.
Banerjee, an Indian-origin economist and an academic professor, was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences along with his French-American wife Esther Duflo and American economist Michael Kremer "for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."
The 58-year-old Kolkata-born economist is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.