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Kolkata: Eminent litterateur and academician Nabaneeta Dev Sen kicked the bucket in her South Kolkata home Thursday evening after an extended disease. She was 81.

Nabaneeta Dev Sen was experiencing malignant growth for quite a while and her condition disintegrated in the course of recent days. She kicked the bucket at 7.35pm at night Thursday, family sources said.

Victor of the ‘Sahitya Akademi’ grant and the Padma Shri, Nabaneeta made due by two little girls – essayist Antara and entertainer Nandana.

An artist, author, reporter and essayist of short stories and travelogs, Nabaneeta was likewise known for her exploration on the Ramayana. She filled in as an instructor at the Oxford University and the Colorado College in the US. She likewise showed Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University in West Bengal.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee communicated distress over the demise of Nabaneeta.

“Disheartened at the passing endlessly of noted litterateur and scholastic Nabaneeta Dev Sen. A beneficiary of a few grants, her nonattendance will be felt by her heap understudies and well-wishers. My sympathies to her family and admirers,” Mamata Banerjee composed on Twitter.

Destined to writer couple Narendranath Dev and Radharani Devi in Kolkata, January 13, 1938, Nabaneeta moved on from the Presidency College. She got hitched to Nobel Laureate market analyst Amartya Sen in 1958. They got separated in 1976.

Amartya Sen told a Bengali TV channel from abroad, “I had contact with her. She had extraordinary human characteristics being a multi-faceted character.”

Financial specialist Abhijit Binayak Banerjee, who won the Nobel Prize this year, had visited Nabaneeta at her living arrangement during his short remain in the city a month ago. He called her ‘Masi’ (aunt).

“She was such a loveable character. Her nonappearance will be remembered fondly by the individuals who were lucky enough to approach her,” Abhijit Banerjee, told the TV channel from the US.

The Presidency University Alumni Association, of which Nabaneeta was the president, said in an announcement, “We pass on our most profound sympathies at the pitiful end of Nabaneeta Dev Sen, adored leader of Presidency Alumni Association. She was the main lady leader of graduated class affiliation.”

 

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