Renowned economist of Indian origin and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen is awarded the most covetous National Humanities Medal by American President Obama for his services to the humanities. He is the first Indian to be bestowed upon with such an honour. Honour of this type has till now been confined to American nationals alone and Amartya Sen from India is an exception. Highlighting his achievements in the field of humanities the Award recognises him as the one with “…insights into the causes of poverty, famine and injustice”. We from India congratulate him again and again for outstandingly bringing laurels to the country. Our thanks to President Obama.