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Posted Ondate_range 28 July 2016 3:48 PM GMT
Updated Ondate_range 28 July 2016 3:48 PM GMT
Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi deadtext_fields
Kolkata: Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away at a city nursing home 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 p.m. following a cardiac arrest and multi-organ failure," the doctor said.