Eminent Bengali poet and author Mallika Sengupta died at her residence here on Saturday. She had been suffering from cancer. She was 51.

She is survived by her poet husband and a son.

Author of about 20 books, including 14 on poetry, she received several awards besides a fellowship of the Union Human Resources Development Ministry. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her sorrow at the untimely death. — PTI