- Mahasweta Devi died on Thursday
- She is survived by her daughter-in-law and grandchild
- We have grown up reading her books: Prosenjit Chatterjee
Mahasweta Devi died at a city nursing home on Thursday following prolonged illness, an attending doctor said. She was 90.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law and grandchild. Over the years, several of the writer's novels were made into films. Films like Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa and Rudaali were based on her works.
Here's what celebs wrote on Twitter.
It's a black day for us.the greatest writer Mahashweta Debi expired today around 3.15pm.we have grown up reading her books.r est in peace— Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) July 28, 2016
Sad to hear about Padma Vibhushan Mahasweta Devi. Her immense contribution to the world of literature will always be https://t.co/Ro4PyfbuHS— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 28, 2016
The woman who walked with the broken and refused to sit with the 'great'! Writer Mahasweta Devi passes away in Kolkata. What a life !!!!— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) July 28, 2016
Actor Rahul Bose wrote on Twitter: "Tremendous loss. Meeting her you were struck by her principles and courage. And what writing. #MahaswetaDevi #RIP."
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