The Owner of MDH masala ‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati passed away, as he was undergoing treatment at Delhi hospital since past three weeks. Dharmpal Gulati suffered cardiac arrest on Thursday morning and passed away at 5.30Am in the morning at the age of 98.
Born on 27 March, 1923 in undivided India in Sialkot, now in Pakistan, Mahashayji was a school dropout. He joined his father’s spices business in young age.
After 1947 India-Pakistan partition, he moved to India where he stayed at refugee camp in Amritsar. After that he moved to Delhi’s Karol Bagh where he opened a store. He launched MDH Masala as a brand in 1959. MDH stands for ‘Mahashayji Di Hatti’.
In 2019, Dharmpal Mahashay was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took to Twitter to inform people about his demise.
“India’s most inspiring entrepreneur, MDH owner Dharmpal Mahashay passed away this morning.”he said in a tweet.
Manish Sisodia added in his tweet that “I have never met such an inspiring lively soul. May his soul resting Peace.”
MDH has offices in Dubai and London. It has more than 60 products but gets a bulk of its sales from three variants – Deggi Mirch, Chat Masala and Chana Masala.
The MDH owner ran a number of educational institutes and a 300-bed super specialty hospital in Delhi. MDH Masala says that Mahashayji used to donate 90% of his salary to charity.
-Davinder Panesar, NMTV News