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Writer Nabarun Bhattacharya Dies at 66

Sahitya Akademi award-winning Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya died today, his family sources said.

Son of famous litterateur Mahashweta Devi, the 66-year-old author was suffering from cancer and had been admitted to Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital a few days back.

His first novel novel Herbert in 1993 earned the Sahitya Akademi award and was also adapted into a Bengali film of the same name in 2005, by Suman Mukhopadhyay.

Also see: Outlook's review of Kangal Malsat based on his novel

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