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Abhijit Banerjee was in Tihar Jail for 10 Days : He is Now a Nobel Laureate

The talk of the world, Indian origin Abhijit Banerjee who now a day touches the sky of glory by winning Nobel Prize for Economics along with his wife.

||Anjan K Samal

An interesting as well as a pathetic situation that Mr. Banerjee had gone through a need to be known by all the people across the Globe. It’s the fact that in the past Mr. Banerjee had gone to Tihar Jail in India for 10 Days. 

Actually, Abhijeet has been a student of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. He has been a student of JNU in the 1980s. Abhijeet Dhansu was a brilliant student while studying at JNU. He not only topped the MA in Economics but also broke all the records by achieving the highest grades. During that time and at the same time his friends and teachers started to believe that Abhijeet would definitely do something big in the future course of his career.

 Abhijeet always remains quite a low profile personality. Perhaps this is the reason that very few people know all the things related to his life. During his stay at the JNU campus, he did not join any student organization, but when it came to giving his opinion on important issues, Abhijeet used to take part in it. In 1983, there was a movement against ‘reform’ in the admission policy in JNU. Abhijeet joined this debate and had to spend 10 days in Tihar Jail for joining a group of 300 students in a protest debate. At that time all the students had made a movement called ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’. 

It’s the matter of fact that Abhijeet would never back down from speaking his words of thought. Whether he has to pay any price for it.

 During the discussion with the professors in the classroom, Abhijeet used to make such arguments that the students with him used to note it in the copy. Abhijeet left JNU and joined Delhi School of Economics for his higher study in Economics.


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