New Delhi: Senior journalist and former Editor of Outlook, Vinod Mehta, passed away on Sunday.
Mr. Mehta had launched successful publications including The Sunday Observer, The Independent and The Pioneer, apart from authoring the biographies of actress Meena Kumari and politican Sanjay Gandhi.
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.
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.
"Frank & direct in his opinions, Vinod Mehta will be remembered as a fine journalist & writer. Condolences to his family on his demise," Modi tweeted.