MDH Owner ‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati Passes Away
'King of spices' Mahashay Dharampal Gulati passes away at 98 due to cardiac arrest
‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati, the owner of the iconic spice brand MDH has passed away on Thursday. The Spice King was undergoing treatment at Delhi’s Mata Chanan Devi Hospital from last three weeks. He breathed his last at 5.30 am after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Fondly called ‘dadaji’ and ‘Mahashayji’, Gulati was born in 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan. A school dropout, he joined his father’s spice business in the early days. The owner of MDH or Mahashian Di Hatti moved to India after the partition with Rs.1500 in his pocket. He lived in Amritsar’s refugee camp and did meagre jobs. After moving to Delhi he had opened up a store in Karol Baugh. He established his company in 1959 and since then has been exporting and distributing spices not only in India but also in the UK, Europe, UAE, Canda, and many more countries.
He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the country, in 2019. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia mourned the demise of the MDH owner.
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