The famous journalist Vinod Mehta awarded with the Yash Bharti Samman Award
Distinguished journalist Vinod Mehta has been conferred Yash Bharti Samman by Uttar Pradesh Government.
Yash Bharti Samman is one of the highest state level awards, conferred for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk music, classical music and sports. The award is a Samajwadi Party initiative with a cash prize of Rs 11 lakh to the recipient, with the condition that the person shortlisted belongs to Uttar Pradesh and has brought laurels to the state.
About Vinod Mehta
He is one of India’s most influential editors and has launched a number of successful publications such as the Sunday Observer, Indian Post, The Independent, The Pioneer (Delhi edition) and Outlook.
He has authored a biography of Meena Kumari (movie actress and poet) and Sanjay Gandhi- The Sanjay Story (2012).
His other acclaimed work includes memoir Lucknow Boy published in 2012, Mr Editor, how close are you to the PM? (1999) and Bombay: A Private View (1971).
Currently, he is editorial chairman of the Outlook Group.
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