‘India Proud Of His Accomplishments’: PM Modi Meets Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee, Wishes Him Best For Future EndeavoursPM Modi with Abhijit Banerjee. (via Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (22 October) met Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and said, "India is proud of his accomplishments".

"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 his accomplishments. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavours," Modi tweeted posting a photograph of himself and Banerjee on Twitter.

Banerjee also spoke about his meeting with the PM and remarked that the PM is aware of media’s attempts to get Banerjee to say ‘anti-Modi things’.

Banerjee is a professor at the US' Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He and his wife Esther Duflo, winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics, are currently touring India to promote their new book 'Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems'.

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