Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi and remembered the litterateur’s support during “bad times.”
“Mahasweta Devi died. Stood by me during my bad times,” Nasreen tweeted.
Nasreen, who has been living outside Bangladesh for many years, said the Ramon Magsaysay Award winner wanted to see West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as India’s Prime Minister.
“The socially committed writer was later involved with TMC (Trinamool Congress) & wanted to see Mamata (Banerjee) as PM,” Nasreen tweeted.
Eminent author Amitav Ghosh described Mahasweta’s passing away as a “terrible loss for literature.”
“RIP Mahasweta Devi. A terrible loss for literature. A great writer and extraordinary activist; a woman with a warm, generous heart,” Ghosh tweeted.
Mahasweta Devi passed away at a Kolkata nursing home on Thursday following prolonged illness. She was 90.