The owner of MDH – Mahashay DHARAMPAL GULATI, popularly known as the “spice king” dies at the age of 27 on 3rd December 2020, Thursday. According to the reports he was undergoing treatment for past 3 weeks at a hospital in New Delhi and he suffered because of a sudden cardiac arrest. He breathed his last breath at 5:30am in the morning.
He was a lot familiar for us with his red turban and pearl necklace and his smiling face at the ads with the tagline “Asli Masale Sach Sach, MDH, MDH.”
He was a school dropout and had left his school before he could attend class 5. He got into many odd jobs including learning workwood and working in a soap factory, rice and fabric factory but none of them fascinated him.
He had set up his own business in 1937 with help from his father and they used to sell mirrors, soap, hardware and rice. When that didn’t work well, he returned to work with his father for the company Mahashian Di Hatti. At the time, they were known as the “Deggi Mirch Wale” to their customers.
DHARAMPAL GULATI moved to India after the Partition of 1947
DHARAMPAL GULATI moved to India after the Partition of 1947 and arrived in Delhi and then he decided to expand his ancestorial business and opened his first shop in Karol Bagh in Delhi and expanded his business from there. MDH, the company that was re-established in 1959, today sells 62 available products in over 150 different packages. His spices are sold worldwide.
Mr Gulati when he was of 24, in 2017 became the highest-paid CEO in India. He was also known to be a philanthropist and built several hospitals and schools back at that time. Back in 2019, the government honoured him with Padma Bhushan which is known as the third-highest civilian award in the country.
Donated around 7,500 PPE kits for the healthcare workers in Delhi.
DHARAMPAL GULATI was always a physically active person and used to wake up at 4:30 to exercise. Also recently he supported a file against coronavirus by donating PPE kits at much less amount to the Delhi CM relief fund. He also donated around 7,500 PPE kits for the healthcare workers in Delhi.
He used to believe in three principles – sincere work, quality products and affordable price. He was a great person with great qualities and used to donate 90% for his charity. He was a inspiring and lively soul.
The nicknames that a lot of people gave him ranged over the years from “Dadaji” to “chacha” and then to MDH uncle. We thank him for spicing up the lives of all the Indians. We will miss his smiling face and him saying his dialogue every time the MDH add shows up.
His contribution for the social works in our Indian society will always be remembered and his values will be inspiring a lot of people across the nation. The last month of 2020 and we are ending this by losing one more star of Indian society – RIP DHARAMPAL GULATI