Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 05:03 PM
Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi passed away today, at the age of 90. She had been suffering since long and was admitted to hospital two weeks ago, where she passed away. A recipient of Sahitya Academy, Jnanpith and Magsaysay awards, Mahasweta Devi was a doyen of Bengali literature. She had contributed towards helping tribals win their rights. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Bengal has lost a glorious mother.