May 29, 2024

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MDH owner ‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati passes away at 98

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Mahashi ji’s family was associated with Arya Samaj Sansthan, he did many mentioned works for the society. Daily evening was a part of his life.

Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH Masala, passed away on Thursday morning. He was 97. According to reports, Gulati was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi for the last three weeks. He suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.

The nonagenarian breathed list last at 5:30 am today.

Fondly called ‘dalaji’ and ‘Mahashayji’, Dharampal Gulati was born in 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan. A school dropout, Dharampal Gulati joined his father’s spice business in the early days.

After partition in 1947, Dharampal Gulati moved to India and stayed at a refugee camp in Amritsar. He then moved to Delhi and opened a store in Delhi’s Karol Bagh. Gulati officially established the company in 1959. The business did not just flourish in India only but Gulati became a distributor and exporter as well. His company exports Indian spices to various parts of the world including the UK, Europe, UAE, Canda, etc.

Back in 2019, the government honoured him with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the country.

According to MDH Masala, Dharampal Gulati donated nearly 90 per cent of his salary to charity.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief over ‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati’s death and said that he was an inspiring personality.

Gulati was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in the country, in 2019.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief over Gulati’s death and said that he was an inspiring personality who dedicated his life for the welfare of the society.

Gulati was born and raised in Sialkot, Pakistan. His father Dharampal’s father Chuni Lal sold spices from a small shop Mahashian Di Hat.

Dharampal left studies at a very young age to help his father at the shop. Dharampal came to India after partition and restarted his family business and started selling spices.

As his business started doing good, Dharampal rented another shop in Chandni Chowk in 1953. MDH is now a big brand and it exports spices to countries across the world such as Switzerland, Japan, the US, and Canada. Mahashi ji’s family was associated with Arya Samaj Sansthan, he did many mentioned works for the society. Daily evening was a part of his life.

Gualti also owns a Mahashay Chuni Lal Charitable Trust, which facilitates a hospital with 250 beds.

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