After showing signs of improvement during the past few days, the health of eminent litterateur Mahasweta Devi has once again deteriorated and doctors said she is in a very critical condition now.
Doctors at the Belle Vue Clinic hospital said her health had improved during the last few days but now it has started deteriorating again.
"She is on ventilator and in a very critical condition. Her health parameters are in a stable condition," the doctors said.
The 90-year-old writer-activist, who is known for her dedicated service for the welfare of tribals in different parts of India, is suffering from kidney and lung ailments, besides blood and urinary tract infections.
The Jnanpith, Padma Vibhushan and Magsaysay awardee has been suffering from age-related illness for a long time and had been admitted in the hospital for around two months.