Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of eminent writer and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta were consigned to flames at the Lodhi crematorium ground in New Delhi on Monday.
Gita’s son Aditya Mehta lit the funeral pyre in the presence of several relatives and family friends, including Naveen Patnaik, his brother Prem Patnaik, and others.
She was 80 and died due to age-related health issues.
The daughter of legendary Biju Patnaik Gita Mehta passed away in Delhi on Saturday. She was married to renowned American publisher the late Sonny Mehta.
Born in 1943 to Biju and Gyan Patnaik in Delhi, she had her education in India and the University of Cambridge, the UK.
She has penned three books ‘Karma Cola, Snake and Ladders’, ‘A River Sutra’, ‘Raj’ and ‘The Eternal Ganesha’.