Banerjee, an Indian-born American professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won Nobel in economics, jointly with wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for ” experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”.
“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 its accomplishments. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavors,” Modi said in a tweet, sharing a picture of their meeting at his official residence.