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Indo-Asian News Service
Kolkata, September 10, 2011
Magsaysay Award winning writer-activist Mahasweta Devi was on Saturday admitted to hospital with chest pain and respiratory problems.
The 85-year-old Jnanpith awardee was first taken to the state-run SSKM hospital and later admitted to a private nursing home where she is under the treatment of critical care specialist Subrata Maitra.

"She is stable," said a doctor at Belle Vue Clinic.

Apart from her literary credentials, she is also known for her work among the Lodha and Shabar tribals in West Bengal.