Indian Nobel Prize winner wore a dhoti at the ceremony

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Indian American economist Abhijit Banerjee, his French-American spouse Esther Duflo and his colleague Michael Kremer obtained the prestigious Nobel Prize on Tuesday. ‘They have been awarded the 2019 Prize in Economic Sciences for his or her experimental strategy to assuaging world poverty,’ tweeted the Nobel Prize’s official deal with.

Abhijit has completed his MA in Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and obtained a PhD at Harvard University in 1988. The Indian-born economist stepped out in a conventional outfit for the prestigious occasion.

The Noble Prize Award Ceremony is a strictly formal affair. ‘Gentlemen are required to put on white tie and tails, whereas girls ought to be wearing a night robe. This is the excellent time to decorate up and appear to be royalty! Wearing your nationwide costume is an alternative choice to white tie and tails or night robe,’ states the web site.

Esther Duflo Nobel Prize

Unlike the different laureates, the couple wearing conventional Indian ensembles. While Abhijeet wore a black bandhgala with kurta and a conventional dhoti, his spouse was seen carrying wearing a blue sari which she teamed up with a pink shirt.

The couple’s alternative of apparel for this occasion has taken social media by storm. The netizens appreciated the couple’s option to symbolize Indian tradition at the honourable occasion.

Photos: AFP