Eminent Nobel prize-winning economist known for his work with welfare economics, social choice theory, and social justice.
He studied at the University of Calcutta and Cambridge University.
He was listed by New Statesman as one of the World's 50 Most Influential People Who Matter. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998.
He was married to Emma Georgina Rothschild and had two children with her.
He wrote a book that took a different approach to justice than John Rawls' approach.