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Social activist Mahasweta Devi passes away at 90

Magsaysay Award Winner And Social Activist Mahasweta Devi Died On Thursday. She Had A Major Heart Attack On July 23 And Was Admitted In Hospital. The 90-year Old Eminent Writer Was A Recipient Of Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith Magsaysay Award And Many Others.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 28 Jul 2016, 04:20:13 PM
Mahasweta Devi (File Photo)

Kolkata:

Magsaysay Award winner and social activist Mahasweta Devi died on Thursday. She had a  major heart attack on July 23 and was admitted in hospital. The 90-year old eminent writer was a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith Magsaysay Award and many others. 

She had been undergoing treatment at Kolkata's Belle Vue Clinic for the past two months. Doctors said she had been admitted with illnesses related to old age and her condition had deteriorated as a result of blood infection and kidney failure. 

Her notable works include Hajar Chaurashir Maa, Breast Stories, and Tin Korir Sadh, among many others. Several of her works have been adapted in films over the years. 

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First Published : 28 Jul 2016, 04:17:00 PM

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