Kolkata, July 28: Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away at Bellevue city nursing home on Thursday, following prolonged illness due to old age. 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.
"She passed away at 3.16 p.m. following a cardiac arrest and multi-organ failure," the doctor said.