Mahima Khanna wins Stevenson prize in Cambridge University

Mahima Khanna, 23, has become the third Indian after Amartya Sen and Sir Partho Dasgupta to win one of Cambridge University's highest honours, continuing Kolkata's legacy of representing academic brilliance in haloed global circles.

Mahima Khanna, a resident of Alipore who works in Mumbai as a trade analyst, has topped the 2010-11 MPhil class of economics at the university and will receive the prestigious Stevenson Prize. Nobel laureate Sen was the first Indian to win the award in 1956. Dasgupta, who won it in 1967, is a Cambridge professor emeritus.

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