MDH Owner Dharmpal Gulati Passes Away
New Delhi: The owner of MDH Masala Dharmpal Gulati passed away on Thursday Morning. He was 98.
Gulati (97) was undergoing treatment at Mata Chanan Devi Hospital where he breathed his last, sources said.
According to reports, he was undergoing post-COVID treatment and suffered a cardiac arrest Thursday morning.
Tributes for the entrepreneur, whose face became synonymous with his brand, poured in on social media platforms.
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, Kovind tweeted in Hindi.
पद्म भूषण से सम्मानित, ‘महाशयां दी हट्टी’ (एमडीएच) के अध्यक्ष श्री धर्मपाल गुलाटी जी के निधन से दुःख हुआ। वे भारतीय उद्योग जगत के एक प्रसिद्ध व्यक्तित्व थे। समाज सेवा के लिए किये गए उनके कार्य भी सराहनीय हैं। उनके परिवार व प्रशंसकों के प्रति मेरी शोक-संवेदनाएं। pic.twitter.com/9Z2e5Rgl82
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 3, 2020
In a tweet, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said: “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/SOdiqFyJvX
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 3, 2020
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condoled the demise of the entreprenuer.
Dharm Pal ji was very inspiring personality. He dedicated his life for the society. God bless his soul. https://t.co/gORaAi3nD9
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 3, 2020
भारत के प्रतिष्ठित कारोबारियों में से एक महाशय धर्मपालजी के निधन से मुझे दुःख की अनुभूति हुई है।छोटे व्यवसाय से शुरू करने बावजूद उन्होंने अपनी एक पहचान बनाई। वे सामाजिक कार्यों में काफ़ी सक्रिय थे और अंतिम समय तक सक्रिय रहे। मैं उनके परिवार के प्रति अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ।
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) December 3, 2020
Deeply saddened to know the passing away of Padma Shri #DharampalGulati ji, popularly known as #MDHDadaji. He was a shining beacon of India’s entrepreneurial journey who turned #MDHSpices into an iconic brand. He will always be remembered for his philanthropic work. Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/PGq8FhyN7o
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 3, 2020
Saddened at the passing of Shri #DharampalGulati Ji, one of those rare people who become legends in their own lifetimes. His sparkling, lighthearted TV commercials underplayed his iconic role as an entrepreneur & role model for an aspirational, self confident India. Om Shanti🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/C007wlO6AD
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) December 3, 2020
Popularly known as “Spice King”, Gulati was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award, in 2019.
Born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan) on March 27, 1923, Gulati had moved to India after partition and set up his business in Delhi.
The ‘Mahashian Di Hatti’ (MDH) was founded by his late father Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati.
Today MDH spices and blends are popular not just in India but also around the world and the products are being exported to the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, South East Asia, Japan, U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia. Company have own offices in London (U.K.) and a state of art manufacturing unit at Sharjah (U.A.E.).