Magsaysay Award Winning Bengali Writer Mahasweta Devi Dies at 90

The Logical Indian

July 28th, 2016

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Acclaimed litterateur and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away at a nursing home in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon. She was suffering from prolonged illness due to multiple organ failure. The 90-year-old was admitted to a nursing home for over two months. Her condition had deteriorated following a heart attack on July 23.  

The legend had won it all
Mahasweta Devi was a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith award. She also won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for the political significance of her work as a writer and activist equally. Apart from being one of the contemporary stalwarts of Bengali literature, she was also known for her relentless efforts for the welfare of tribal community in different parts of India. She also lend her support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and proposed that she would be an ideal Prime Minister of the country. Some of her notable works include Tin Korir Sadh, Hajar Churashir Maa, Aranyer Adhikar, Agnigarbha and others. Many of her stories have been adapted in films.


The Logical Indian would like to convey its sincere respects and condolences on the occasion of passing away of Ms Mahasweta Devi.

 

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