Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of the famous spice company MDH Masala, passed away Thursday morning at a Delhi hospital.
Gulati (98) 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.
Popularly known as “Spice King”, Gulati was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award, in 2019.
Dharmpal was born on 27th March 1923 in Sialkot (Pakistan). A school dropout, who moved to India after the Partition, he had opened his first store in Delhi’s Karol Bagh.
A school dropout, who moved to India after the Partition, he had opened his first store in Delhi’s Karol Bagh.
According to the company’s website: Despite the humble beginnings, MDH spices are not just popular in India but are also exported to the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, South East Asia, Japan, U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia. The company has its own offices in London (U.K.) and a state of art manufacturing unit at Sharjah (U.A.E.).