MDH Owner Death News: A familiar face on products in his signature red turban and pearl necklace, MDH Owner Dharampal Gulatiji passes away today.
Dharampal Gulati is the owner of the MDH Masala brand frequently called the grand old man of spices, died on Thursday. He was 97.
MDH Owner Death News: Dharampal Gulatiji passes away at 97
“Mahashay” Dharampal Gulati, as he was known, had been in a hospital in Delhi for weeks. He died of a cardiac arrest on early morning, said reports.
Many recalled on social media platforms his smiling face at the close of the ads with the tagline “Asli Masale Sach Sach, MDH, MDH”.
Last year, Dharampal Gulatiji was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award.
“Saddened by the demise of ”Mahashiyan Di Hatti” (MDH) President Shri Dharampal Gulati ji, who was honoured with Padma Bhushan. He was a well-known personality of the Indian industry. His social service activities are also commendable. My condolences to his family and fans,” President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted in Hindi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were among the first to post their tribute on Twitter.
“Dharam Pal ji was a very inspiring personality. He dedicated his life for society. God bless his soul,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
“India’s most inspiring entrepreneur, MDH owner Dharm Pal Mahashay passed away this morning. I have never met such an inspiring and lively soul. May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted Mr Sisodia.
Mr Gulati was born in Pakistan’s Sialkot in 1923. A fifth-grade dropout, he joined his father Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati’s spice business early.