MDH Owner Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the ‘King of Spices’ passes away

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, owner of MDH Group passes away

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the ‘King of Spices’ and owner of MDH group, passed away at a Delhi hospital on Thursday morning. He was 97.

According to initial reports, Gulati was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi for the last three weeks. He suffered cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. The nonagenarian breathed list last at 5:30 AM. Fondly called ‘dalaji’ and ‘Mahashayji’, Dharampal Gulati was born in 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan. A school drop out, Dharampal Gulati joined his father’s spice business in early days. 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. In 2019, the government honoured him with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the country.