Mamata condoles Mahasweta Devi's passing

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer Mahasweta Devi, saying the state has lost "a glorious mother".

IANS| Updated: Jul 28, 2016, 17:22 PM IST

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer Mahasweta Devi, saying the state has lost "a glorious mother".

"India has lost a great writer. Bengal has lost a glorious mother. I have lost a personal guide. Mahashweta Di rest in peace," Banerjee posted on Twitter.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner died following cardiac arrest and multi-organ failure, a doctor said. She was 90.