There are some common links between Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen, Kailash Satyarthi and Abhijit Banerjee. First, all of them won Noble prize in their respective fields. Second, India cannot be separated from their identities. And finally, each of them has got a sensitive heart that drives them to work on improving the lives of the poor people. Tagore’s Cooperative Bank, Teresa’s Nirmal Hriday, Sen’s Pratichi Trust, Satyarthi’s Children’s Foundation and Banerjee’s J – PAL (The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab) bear material testimonies of their urge to work for the marginalised. My pride in their achievements is not only for their connection to this country but largely for their carrying a torch for humanity.
Sujit De, Kolkata