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Mahasweta Devi: A voice committed to empowerment of tribals in India

The writer was admitted to the hospital in Kolkata with age-related ailments and her condition was critical due to kidney disorder and blood infection.

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Acclaimed writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi has died at the age of 90. She was admitted to the hospital in Kolkata with age-related ailments and her condition was critical due to kidney disorder and blood infection.(Source: Express Photo)
Mahasweta Devi was felicitated and given Landmark Literature Life time achievement award at NCPA.

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The noted writer has won both the Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awards for literary excellence. She is also a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay award and the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian honour.(Source: Express Photo)
Chandrashekar garlands Gyanpith winner Mahasweta Devi.

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She began writing in the 60s, moved by the everyday realities she saw around herself in rural Bengal. (Source: Express Photo)

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During her early years as a writer, Devi used to teach in a college on the outskirts of the city of Kolkata. Many of her works have also been the basis of films. (Source: Express Photo)

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee mourned her demise saying, “India has lost a great writer. Bengal has lost a glorious mother. I have lost a personal guide. Mahashweta Di rest in peace.” (Source: Express Photo)

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The acclaimed writer with Film director Govind Nihalani. (Source: Express Photo)

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Actor Amol Palekar with social activist and writer Mahashweta Devi. (Source: Express photo)