Veteran Journalist and former Editor of Outlook, Vinod Mehta, passed away after a prolonged illness at the age of 73. He has died of multiple-organ failure at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Mehta was born in Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan) in 1942 and he was known for his bold journalism.
Mr. Mehta was served as the editor of several publications such as The Pioneer, The Sunday Observer, The Independent and The Indian Post. He has authored a biography of Meena Kumari and Sanjay Gandhi. Mehta’s Lucknow Boy: A memoir received varied comments from the critics and it was published in 2011.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tweet “Frank & direct in his opinions, Vinod Mehta will be remembered as a fine journalist & writer. Condolences to his family on his demise.”