Kolkata: Renowned litterateur and academician Nabaneeta Dev Sen died in her South Kolkata residence on Thursday evening after a protracted illness.
As per reports, she was 81 and is survived by two daughters – writer Antara and actress Nandana.
As per family sources, Nabaneeta was suffering from cancer for a long time and her condition deteriorated during the past 10 days.
Winner of Sahitya Akademi award and Padma Shri, Nabaneeta was a poet, novelist, columnist and writer of short stories and travelogues. Besides, Dev she was also known for her research on the Ramayana.
Born to poet-couple Narendranath Dev and Radharani Devi, in Kolkata on January 13, 1938, she graduated from the Presidency College here. Dev Sen married Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen in 1958. They got divorced in 1976.