Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has condoled the death of senior journalist Mr. Vinod Mehta. In a statement issued today, the Chief Minister recalled the bond of late Mr. Mehta with Uttar Pradesh and said that he did his schooling from Lucknow of which had made detailed references in his memoir ‘Lucknow Boy’.
Mr. Yadav also said that late Vinod Mehta gave a new direction to society and the country through objective journalism and said that he always stuck to his social concerns and principles of journalism. Mr. Mehta’s passing away is a major loss to the journalistic fraternity and has left a void which would be difficult to fill, the Chief Minister said.
Praying for peace to the departed soul, the Chief Minister also extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.