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PNS | Kolkata

Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen’s family on Tuesday denied news circulated on social media that the economist has died.

Earlier, several posts on X claiming that Sen had died went viral. “It is fake news. I have just spent a week with him in our family home in Cambridge. He is absolutely fine, teaching two courses a week, as healthy as always,” the economist’s daughter Nandana Dev Sen told PTI.

She also posted the denial on the micro-blogging site.

The fake news about the death of the philosopher-economist who will turn 90 this November, began spreading after it was posted on a fake account of Claudia Goldin, another Nobel prize winner in economics.

Several prominent people offered their condolences and re-tweeted the fake news, giving it currency.

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