Writer and filmmaker Geeta Mehta passes away at the age of 80

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Famous writer and filmmaker Geeta Mehta passed away at the age of 80.

An Overview of the News

  • Geeta Mehta wrote several acclaimed books, including"Karma Cola," "Snakes and Ladders," "A River Sutra," "Raj," and "Eternal Ganesha."

  • His literary works have been translated into 21 languages and achieved bestseller status in Europe, America and India.

  • Mehta made significant contributions to the world of television documentaries, producing and directing at least 14 documentaries for UK, European and American networks.

  • His notable documentary, "Dateline Bangladesh" featured the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 and was screened internationally, including in India.

Family Relations:

  • Geeta Mehta was the elder sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and businessman Prem Patnaik.

  • Her husband, American publisher Sonny Mehta, died in December 2019.

Recognition and Awards:

  • In 2019, he was awarded the Padma Shri award, but decided not to accept it.

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