PHOTOS: The Who's Who Of Indian Politics Pay Their Last Respect To Journalist Vinod Mehta

09/03/2015 4:53 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Congress president Sonia Gandhi paying her last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Senior Indian politicians paid their last respect to veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta at the Lodhi Crematorium in New Delhi on Sunday. Congress leader Ahmed Patel, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, BJP patriarch LK Advani and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were among those present at the venue. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday. Mehta had founded the Outlook Magazine and has served as its Editor-in-Chief. The last post he held was that of editorial Chairman of the publication.

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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Senior congress leader Ahmed Patel, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the cremation of Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and Congress president Sonia Gandhi during the cremation of Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Sumita Paul (3L), wife of Journalist Vinod Mehta, during the cremation of Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Sumita Paul (3L), wife of Journalist Vinod Mehta, during the cremation of Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Congress president Sonia Gandhi paying her last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Congress president Sonia Gandhi paying her last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit paying her last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia paying his last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia (2L) and senior Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai paying their last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Senior Journalists paying their last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Congress president Sonia Gandhi during the cremation of Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and senior BJP leader LK Advani during the cremation of Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Senior BJP leader LK Advani paying his last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Senior BJP leader LK Advani paying his last tributes to Veteran journalist and author Vinod Mehta during his cremation at Lodhi Crematorium on March 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Mr. Mehta, 73, passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Mr. Mehta, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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