In a recent turn of events, Nandana Deb Sen, the daughter of the renowned economist Amartya Sen, had to step forward and set the record straight on Tuesday. This was due to the unfortunate spread of false information across media outlets, claiming that the veteran economist had passed away at the age of 89.
The confusion began when the news agency PTI (Press Trust of India) posted a tweet that read: “Nobel prize winner in economics Claudia Goldin tweets Amartya Sen has died minutes ago.” However, it was soon revealed that Goldin’s account was fake, and the information was not accurate.
Thankfully, just minutes later, PTI corrected its mistake by tweeting that Sen’s daughter had clarified the situation. She confirmed that her father was indeed alive and well, putting an end to the incorrect reports of his passing.
Twitted by daughter of Amartya Sen.
Source from Twitter
It’s important to remember that in today’s fast-paced digital world, misinformation can spread rapidly. It serves as a reminder for all of us to verify information from reliable sources before accepting it as truth. In this case, Amartya Sen’s daughter’s prompt response helped dispel the false rumors, reassuring everyone that the Nobel laureate is alive and in good health.