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Mahasweta Devi hospitalised

IANS  Kolkata, September 10, 2011
First Published: 20:13 IST(10/9/2011) | Last Updated: 20:17 IST(10/9/2011)

Magsaysay Award winning writer-activist Mahasweta Devi was on Saturday admitted to hospital with chest pain and respiratory problems.

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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.


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