Kolkata, Oct 23 : Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee, who arrived in the city last evening after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, paid a visit to renowned poet and novelist Nabanita Dev Sen.
Banerjee inquired about the health of the ailing Sahitya Akademi awardee at 72 Hindustan Park.
Dev Sen gifted her book ' Bhalobashar Baranda' to Banerjee, who had some refreshments at her residence.
The economist then went shopping to Fab India in the neighbourhood, where he spent around 45 minutes.
Fab India store employees said Banerjee purchased a girl's churidar set and a boy's kurta sherwani set from the kid's section.
He also purchased a kurta set from the women's section, they added.
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the Nobel Prize for their "experimental approach to alleviating global poverty."(UNI)