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Sonny Mehta

Ajai Singh "Sonny" Mehta (born 1942) is the current editor-in-chief of Alfred A. Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Early life
Born in 1942, Sonny Mehta is the son of Amrik Singh Mehta among the first of independent India's diplomats. As a child Mehta lived all over the world including Prague, New York, Nepal and Geneva. Sonny Mehta was educated at Sanawar School, India, and Sevenoaks School, UK, where he won an open scholarship to Cambridge University, acquiring two degrees, in History and English Literature, while also editing the magazine Granta.

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