Vinod Mehta is the editor-in-chief of Outlook India. The group is owned by Mumbai-based Rajan Raheja. Mehta was born in Rawalpindi, in Pakistan. His family fled to India when he was three. He attended La Martinere school in Lucknow and the university there. He has published three books, including a biography of Sanjay Gandhi. He took over as editor-in-chief of Debonair in 1974. Since then, he has founded and edited numerous publications. He is the founder-editor of India's first Sunday paper, The Sunday Observer, the founder editor of the now defunct Bombay daily, The Independent, and the founder-editor of The Pioneer (Delhi edition).