Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Sahitya Akademi awardee and first wife of Amartya Sen, dies at age 81

author_img Joy S Published :  07th November 2019 10:30 PM   |   Published :   |  07th November 2019 10:30 PM
Nabaneeta Dev Sen (Photo: Wikipedia)

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (Photo: Wikipedia)

Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS): Sahitya Akademi awardee writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen died at age 81, at her South Kolkata residence on Thursday, family sources said.

Dev Sen is survived by 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 pm. 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.

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (Source: IANS)