Ved P. Mehta H’95 died on January 9, 2021 in New York, New York.
(The following was published by The New York Times on January 11, 2021)
After a difficult and, in many ways, miraculous life, Ved Parkash Mehta died peacefully at home from complications of Parkinson’s on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Born March 21, 1934, in Lahore, when it was still part of the British Empire, he lost his sight from meningitis just before his fourth birthday. He proceeded to study in Bombay and Arkansas, and at Pomona, Oxford, and Harvard, before joining the New Yorker as a staff writer in 1960. As a writer, he published twenty-seven books, sixteen of which have been recently re-issued as e-books by Penguin. Ved will be remembered for his humor and wit, wisdom and courage. He is survived by his wife, Linn Cary Mehta; two sisters in India, Promila Mehrotra and Urmila Singh; his daughters, Dr. Natasha Mehta and Sage Mehta Robinson; her husband, Michael Robinson, and their two daughters, Marina and Phoebe Robinson.