This Article is From Jul 28, 2016

Mahasweta Devi Dies at 90. What a Life, Tweets Film World

Mahasweta Devi Dies at 90. What a Life, Tweets Film World

A file photo of Mahasweta Devi.

Highlights

  • Mahasweta Devi died on Thursday
  • She is survived by her daughter-in-law and grandchild
  • We have grown up reading her books: Prosenjit Chatterjee
Mumbai: Actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rahul Bose, and filmmakers, including Mahesh Bhatt and Madhur Bhandarkar on Thursday mourned the death of eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi.

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.







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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