Dhankhar accompanied by his wife Sudesh Dhankhar went to Dev Sen's residence on Friday morning to pay his last respects.
"Her death is a huge loss to the world of literature and culture and to the City of Joy and West Bengal," he added.
'Bhalobasha' (Dev Sen's house) has her lively presence all through.
Dev Sen was a poet, novelist, columnist and writer of short stories and travelogues besides being an academician.
Dev Sen had married Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen in 1958.
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