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.