Veteran journalist Vinod Mehta passes away in Delhi

PTI
Published Mar 8, 2015, 6:29 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
He died of multi-organ failure
Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. (Photo: YouTube grab)
 Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. (Photo: YouTube grab)

New Delhi: Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. He was 73.

The founder-Editor of 'Outlook' magazine breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was admitted. He died of multi-organ failure, AIIMS spokesperson Amit Gupta said.

 

Born in Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan) in 1942, Mehta was known for his bold journalism. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Outlook magazine till February 2012.

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Prior to his stint with Outlook he had successfully launched The Pioneer newspaper in Delhi nearly three decades back. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death.

Mehta was suffering from severe lung infection and was on life support. He died of multiple organ failure, an AIIMS spokesperson said. He wrote his best-selling autobiography 'Lucknow Boy' in 2011 and was a popular face in TV debates.

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