Eminent writer✍ and social activist Mahasweta Devi👩 passed away today afternoon at a private hospital in Kolkata. The 90-year-old Magsaysay award winner🏅 was admitted to the hospital🏥 last week with septicemia and urinary infection. She was also suffering from diabetes😟. The Jnanapith award winner played a significant role to uplift the extremely backward communities in Bengal👏. She was the wife of one of Bengal’s most prolific playwrights and litterateurs, Bijon Bhattacharya👍.
PM Narendra Modi led the tributes🙏 to Mahasweta Devi. He tweeted💻, "Mahashweta Devi wonderfully illustrated the might of the pen. A voice of compassion, equality & justice, she leaves us deeply saddened. RIP."
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