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‘A terrible loss for literature’: How leaders, artists reacted to Mahasweta Devi’s death

One of India’s most-renowned authors, Mahasweta Devi, died in a Kolkata hospital on Thursday. She was 90.

books Updated: Jul 28, 2016 18:29 IST
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A file Photo of author and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who died in a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday.
A file Photo of author and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who died in a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday.(PTI)

One of India’s most-renowned authors, Mahasweta Devi, died in a Kolkata hospital on Thursday. She was 90.

The writer left behind a rich literary legacy that spanned more than half a century. Politicians to cine stars and authors mourned her death.

Here’s how prominent personalities reacted on Twitter.