India's favourite uncle No More!

Mahashay Dharmapala Gulati died at the age of 98 from a heart attack.

India's favourite uncle No More!

Mahashyam Dharmapala, the owner of MDH Spices, died at the age of 98. It is being reported that he died from a heart attack at 5.30 am today. He was undergoing treatment in Delhi for the last 3 weeks.

Dharampal Gulati was born on 27 March 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan. His family moved from Pakistan to Amritsar and then to Delhi at the time of partition in 1947. Dharam Pal's father, Mahasani Chunni Lal Gulati started MDH (Mahashay Di Hatti). Dharampal took the business forward and made MDH famous. He was also seen in company advertisements himself. Mahasaya Dharmapala was awarded the Padma Vibhushan last year for his contribution to the industry.

Condolences have flown in from all quarters.