After 17 years of being in the position of Editor-in-Chief of Outlook, Vinod Mehta has relinquished the charge of day-to-day editing.
However, he will continue to remain with the company in the capacity of an advisor. Confirming the development to exchange4media, 69-year-old Mehta brought all speculations of his retirement to an end. “I am very much with Outlook group and if somebody thinks that I am out of Outlook, they are wrong. I will continue to work for the group and I will soon be participating in an award ceremony being organised by Outlook,” said Mehta, who was the founding editor of the weekly magazine that was launched in 1995.
Last evening, social networking sites including Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with rumors that he has resigned from the group. Within an hour after the news broke online, rumors and emotional compliments started pouring in on social networking site Twitter. Many senior journalists and media professionals also wrote greatly about Mehta’s 17-year-old stint with the company and his journalistic contribution.
However, Mehta clarified, “These reports are merely speculations. People, who are posting such comments, should first confirm these reports.”
Reportedly, Krishna Prasad, Editor, Outlook, will take over from Mehta, who will oversee the functioning of the group.
Prasad was elevated as Editor in September 2008. Prior to that he was the Editor-Special Issues of Outlook.
Last month, President & Publisher of Outlook, Maheshwari Peri had resigned from the company.