Social Activist And Writer Mahasweta Devi Passes Away
Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi passed away in Kolkata on Thursday. She was 90.

Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away at a city nursing home in Kolkata on Thursday following prolonged illness, an attending doctor said. She was 90.

The Ramon Magsaysay winner is survived by her daughter-in-law and grandchild. Mahasweta Devi’s son pre-deceased her two years ago.

“She passed away at 3.16 pm following a cardiac arrest and multi-organ failure,” the doctor said.

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The 90-year-old Ramon Magsaysay awardee was suffering from various ailments and was put on non-invasive ventilation earlier in July after her condition worsened.

The writer, who was honoured with the Jnanpith Award in 1996, was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kolkata for about two