Owner of MDH Masala 'Mahashay' Dharampal Gulati, Passes away at 97.
'Mahashay' Dharampal Gulati, the owner of masala brand MDH passed away on December 3. He was 97 years old.
According to reports, Gulati was undergoing treatment at a hospital in New Delhi where he suffered a cardiac arrest on December 3 morning.
Gulati was born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan) and later migrated to India. MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti) was founded by his father Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati.
In 2019, Gulati was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award.
After the 1947 partition, Gulati moved to India and stayed at a refugee camp in Amritsar, reported India TV. He then moved to Delhi and opened a store in Delhi's Karol Bagh. Gulati officially established the company in 1959. The business did not just flourish in India only but Gulati became a distributor and exporter as well. His company exports Indian spices to various parts of the world, including the UK, Europe, UAE, Canda, etc.
He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in the country, in 2019.
In 2018, there were rumours about his death, following that he had said that he felt younger and happy that so many people were worried about his health.
Several people took to Twitter to express their condolences.