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|Subject: Mehli Mehta, Symphony Conductor|
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Date Posted: October 26, 2002 7:09:29 EDT
Mehli Mehta, founder of the Bombay Symphony, longtime leader of the American Youth Symphony and father of the conductor Zubin Mehta, has died at the age of 94.
Mr. Mehta died on Saturday at Santa Monica-U.C.L.A. Medical Center, The Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday.
Mr. Mehta, who was born in Bombay in 1908 and studied at the University of Bombay and the Trinity College of Music in London, founded the Bombay Symphony in 1935.
He moved to New York in 1945 to study violin and later moved to Los Angeles, where until 1976 he directed the orchestra department of the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mr. Mehta was music director and conductor of the American Youth Symphony for 33 years until 1998.
Zubin Mehta, former music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, is director for life of the Israel Philharmonic and general music director of the Bavarian State Opera. Mehli Mehta's other son, Zarin, is executive director of the New York Philharmonic, a position he previously held with the Montreal Symphony and the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.
In addition to his sons, Mr. Mehta is survived by Tehmina, his wife of 67 years; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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