Dharampal Gulati
'Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati, the owner and CEO of the iconic spice masala brand MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti), passed away on Thursday at the age of 97.

‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati, the owner of the iconic spice brand MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti), passed away today (3rd December) morning.

The king of spices, Dharampal Gulati, 97, was admitted to Delhi’s Mata Chanan Devi Hospital where he was reportedly undergoing treatment for the past few weeks. He passed away on Thursday morning.

Dharampal Gulati of MDH, fondly called ‘dadaji’ and ‘Mahashayji’, was born on 27th March, 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan. Dharampal Gulati joined his father’s spice business in Sialkot.After the partition of the country, he came to India and reached Delhi on September 27, 1947. Here he opened a shop in Delhi’s Karol Bagh.

From his shop in Karol Bagh, ‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati built MDH one of India’s leading spices manufacturer. MDH owner Dharampal Gulati received the Padma Bhushan award from President Ram Nath Kovind in 2019.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia mourned the demise of the MDH owner.

Sharing Manish Sisodia’s post, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said Dharampal Gulati was an inspiring personality who dedicated his life for the society.


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