Eminent writer and Magsaysay winner Mahasweta Devi passes away

| Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 16:15
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Social activist Mahasweta Devi, Eminent writer, Magsaysay, Bijoygarh College, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Journalist

Mahasweta Devi was a Ramon Magsaysay winner

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.
Mahasweta Devi was a teacher at Bijoygarh College in 1964 and also worked as a journalist. 
Mahasweta was a strong social activist who worked for the tribal people in places like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
"She passed away at 3.16 p.m. following a cardiac arrest and multi-organ failure," the doctor said.

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