Mamata condoles Mahasweta Devi's passing

Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer Mahasweta Devi, saying the state has lost "a glorious mother". "India has lost a great writer. Bengal has lost a glorious mother. I have lost a personal guide. Mahashweta Di rest in peace," Banerjee posted on Twitter. The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner died following cardiac arrest and multi-organ failure, a doctor said. She was 90.