Stalin condoles death of writer-filmmaker Gita Mehta

Chennai, Sep 17 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Sunday condoled

the death of renowned writer and filmmaker Gita Mehta and said her contributions

to literature and cinema were immense.

Eighty-year-old Mehta, who was ailing for some time, passed away in New Delhi

on Saturday.

A 1971 war correspondent for a foreign television channel, Ms Gita Mehta was the

elder sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and daughter of former Odisha

Chief Minister Biju Patnaik.

Mr Stalin in a social media post said ‘Deeply saddened to learn about the passing

of renowned writer-filmmaker Gita Mehta, sister of Hon’ble Odisha Chief Minister

Thiru @Naveen_Odisha. Tmt Gita’s contributions to literature and cinema were


“My heartfelt condolences to Hon’ble Naveen Patnaik and his entire family”, he said.

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