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Veteran litterateur Mahasweta Devi passes away in West Bengal

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Published on 28 July 2016 12:15 PM GMT

Veteran litterateur Mahasweta Devi passes away in West Bengal
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Kolkata: Social activist and veteran litterateur Mahasweta Devi passed away at a private hospital of south Kolkata in West Bengal on Thursday. She was 90.

The Magsaysay award receiver was not keeping well for more than a month. Suffering from septicemia and urine infection, she was admitted to the hospital on June 22 last.

Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to micro blogging website Twitter to mourn the ‘gem of literature’:

Other highlights:

  • After her condition deteriorated in the hospital, an eight-member medical board was formed for the author’s treatment.
  • She was the wife of the state’s most creative playwright Bijon Bhattacharya who died in 1978.

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