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Cambridge to honour Amartya Sen

Celebrated Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen will be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Cambridge, where he served as the Master of Trinity College for six years.

world Updated: Feb 12, 2009 13:30 IST

Celebrated Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen will be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Cambridge, where he served as the Master of Trinity College for six years.

Sen is among 12 distinguished individuals from across the globe to be honoured by the ancient seat of learning on June 12, the university announced on Thursday.

Sen, a professor of Economic and Philosophy at the Harvard University, was the Master of Trinity College from 1998 to 2004.

The other recipients include philanthropists Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, who will be honoured with the honorary Doctorate of Law, and Prince Karim Al-Hussayni, the Aga Khan (Doctor of Divinity).

Other awardees are: Baroness (Shirley) Williams of Crosby (Doctor of Law), Professor Elizabeth Blackburn (Doctor of Science), Professor Wallace Broecker (Doctor of Science), Professor Sir Peter Crane, (Doctor of Science), Professor Wang Gungwu (Doctor of Letters), Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (Doctor of Music), Allan Brigham (Master of Arts) and Sir Miles Hunt-Davis (Master of Arts).