Senior Journalist and writer Vinod Mehta died due to multiple organ failure at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on 8 March 2015. He was 72. Mehta was known for bold journalism.
He was the founder editor of weekly magazine Outlook and also served as Editor-in-Chief of Outlook magazine till February 2012. He remained the Editorial Chairman of the magazine until his death. He founded the Outlook magazine in 1995.
He was an eminent political commentator who launched and served as the editor of several publications. These include
The Sunday Observer 1981
Indian Post 1987
The Independent 1989
He also authored several books that included biography of Meena Kumari and Sanjay Gandhi. In 2010 he authored a book titled Lucknow Boy: A Memoir which is a memoir on the functioning of media.
His other works includes
• Mr Editor, How Close Are You to the PM? (2001)
• Bombay: A Private View (1971)
• The Sanjay Story (2012)
• Meena Kumari (1972)
• Editor Unplugged (2014)
He was born in 1942 in Rawalpindi in present Pakistan and started his stint with journalism with Debonair, a men’s magazine, in 1974.