Kolkata: Eminent Bengali author and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Mahasweta Devi has been hospitalised at the Belle Vue Multispecialty Clinic, sources said on Thursday. Her condition is said to be stable now.
“She was admitted a few days ago since she was feeling unwell and was feverish. She is fine now,” said a representative of Clinic.
The noted writer recognized for her life-time contributions in both literature and social work has won several prestigious awards like Padma Bhushan, Jnanpith Bengal Sahitya Akademi Award, Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration and Ramon Magsaysay. The ‘Mother of 1984’ writer was admitted to the hospital following breathing and other age-related health problems four days ago.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid a visit to the 89-year-old social activist on Thursday evening. Doctors treating the activist have said that the writer is in better condition now and will be discharged after a week.