MDH OWNER “THE SPICE KING” DIED AT 97- Dharampal Gulati, the owner of the MDH Masala brand, often called the grand old man of spices, died on Thursday. He was 97.
“Mahashay” Dharmpal Gulati had been in hospital in Delhi for weeks. He died of a cardiac arrest early this morning, said reports.
He was undergoing treatment at Mata Chanan Devi Hospital where he breathed his last, sources said. According to reports, he was undergoing post-Covid treatment.
Popularly known as “Spice King” last year, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award.
MDH has more than 60 products and gets a majority of its sales from three variants – Deggi Mirch, Chat Masala, and Chana Masala. Each of these products reportedly sells over crore packets every month.
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 to 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.