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 and suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.
He breathed list last at 5:30 am today.
Fondly called 'dadaji' 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.
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After partition in 1947, he 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 and officially established the company in 1959.
India's most inspiring entrepreneur,— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 3, 2020
MDH owner Dharm Pal Mahashay passed away this morning.
I have never met such an inspiring and lively soul. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/SOdiqFyJvX
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.
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