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Politicians, Authors Condole Mahasweta Devi's Passing Away

''Mahashweta Devi wonderfully illustrated the might of the pen. A voice of compassion, equality & justice, she leaves us deeply saddened. RIP.''


Updated:July 28, 2016, 9:39 PM IST
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Noted author, political activist and Magsaysay award winner Mahasweta Devi passed away at the age of 90. The celebrated author was on a ventilator support at a private hospital in Kolkata where she was admitted due to age-related ailments in the beginning of July.

Known for her tireless work for upliftment of tribals across the country, Mahasweta Devi was also said to be suffering from blood-related diseases along urinary tract infection. She had suffered a cardiac stroke late Wednesday night. The author breathed her last on Thursday afternoon.

Political leaders and intellectuals across the nation have expressed their grief at her passing and everyone from the Prime Minister to Rahul Gandhi to Mamata Banerjee has tweeted their condolences.

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