Sahitya Academy winning writer Nabaneeta Sen passes away

Sahitya Akademi awardee writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen died at her south Kolkata residence on Thursday, family sources said.

Dev Sen, 81, has left behind two daughters. She had married economist Amartya sen in 1959. Amartya Sen later went on to win the Nobel prize in economics.

The end came at 7.35 p.m.

A poet, novelist and short-story writer, Nabaneeta Dev Sen won the Sahitya Akademi award in 1999 for the book Naba-Nita. She was given the Padma Shri in 2000.
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