Journalist and author Vinod Mehta has died

Legendary journalist and author Vinod Mehta has died at the age of 73. Mr Mehta died of multiple organ failure at a government hospital in Delhi.

He was the founder and editorial chairman of Outlook, one of India’s leading magazines. During his career as a journalist he edited many publications including The Pioneer, The Sunday Observer, The Independent and The Indian Post.

Many journalists who worked under Mr Mehta remember him as ‘irreverent’, and one recalls his fearless approach. His admirers and critics both agree that he never gave in to any pressure from newspaper owners.

Many of today’s top journalists either worked with him or had the opportunity to learn from him.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged Mr Mehta’s directness in opinions while paying tributes to Mr Mehta, and conveying condolences to his family.

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