Bhubaneswar, Dec 31 (LocalWire) Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday condoled the death of Sonny Mehta, husband of his sister and renowned author Gita Mehta describing him as one of the world’s best editors and an extremely civilized person.
Mehta, brother-in-law of the chief minister and son-in-law of state’s towering leader Biju Patnaik, is the former editor-in-chief of Alfred A. Knopf and Chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
“I am deeply grieved by the passing away of my brother-in-law Sonny Mehta (Husband of my sister Gita Mehta).
He was one of the world’s best editors and an extremely civilized person.
May his soul rest in peace”, Patnaik tweeted.