Mahasweta Devi, one of the most prolific and eminent litterateur of modern times, has passed away at the age of 90. She was suffering from Septicaemia, Urine Infection and Diabetes. The author and winner of Magsaysay Award was admitted to hospital on June 22 following complications. Her condition however deteriorated in recent times and a 8 member medical board was formed to treat her in a private hospital in South Kolkata. Today she left the world leaving behind treasures of her literature and her deeds.
One of the most respected authors of all time, Mahasweta Devi belonged from a family of poets, filmmakers and intellectuals. She came close to the Communism Movement in 1940s and later took the course for the upliftment of the poor and deprived. It is said that all her characters that she has penned down are inspired from real life characters. She was married to Bijon Bhattacharya who was also one of the prolific writers.
All her works were in Bengali and she has been considered as one of the most respected and worthy writer and author of Bengali Literature. Chief Minister of West Bengal tweeted after her sad demise.
India has lost a great writer. Bengal has lost a glorious mother. I have lost a personal guide. Mahashweta Di rest in peace
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 28, 2016
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi took Tweeter to pray for her departed soul.
Mahashweta Devi wonderfully illustrated the might of the pen. A voice of compassion, equality & justice, she leaves us deeply saddened. RIP.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 28, 2016
RIP Mahasweta Devi