Kolkata: Eminent litterateur and academician Nabaneeta Dev Sen died in her South Kolkata residence on Thursday night after a protracted sickness.
She was 81 and is survived by two daughters – author Antara and actress Nandana.
Winner of Sahitya Akademi award and Padma Shri, Dev Sen was affected by most cancers for a very long time and her situation deteriorated throughout the previous 10 days, household sources stated.
A poet, a novelist, a columnist and author of brief tales and travelogues, Dev Sen was additionally recognized for her analysis on the Ramayana.
She labored as a instructor within the Oxford College and the Colorado School within the US. Dev Sen additionally taught Comparative Literature in Jadavpur College right here.
Born to poet-couple Narendranath Dev and Radharani Devi, in Kolkata on January 13, 1938, she graduated from the Presidency School right here.
Dev Sen married Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen in 1958. They acquired divorced in 1976.
Economist Abhijit Banerjee, who gained the Nobel this yr, had visited Dev Sen at her residence throughout his brief keep within the metropolis final month.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over the demise of Dev Sen.
“Saddened on the passing away of famous litterateur and educational Nabaneeta Dev Sen. A recipient of a number of awards, her absence can be felt by her myriad college students and well-wishers.
My condolences to her household and admirers,” she wrote on her Twitter deal with.
The Presidency Alumni Affiliation, of which Dev Sen was the president, stated in a press release, “We convey our deepest condolences at the sad demise of Nabaneeta Dev Sen, beloved President of Presidency Alumni Association. She was the first woman president of alumni association.”
Writer Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay stated, “I am shocked after hearing the news. I lost a great friend.”