Kapil Mohan, man behind Old Monk passes away, internet mournsPoonam Pandey too took to Twitter to express her grief over sudden demise of Kapil Mohan.
Retired Brigadier Kapil Mohan, former MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd and the man behind iconic liquor Old Monk breathed his last on January 6 at the age of 88.
The recipient of Padma Shri in 2010, Mohan was not well since last couple of years. Reports say that he died of a cardiac arrest in Ghaziabad's Mohan Nagar area. Launched on December 19, 1954, Old Monk was popular for its distinct vanilla flavour. It remained the largest selling dark rum in the world for many years.
Kapil Mohan took the charge of erstwhile Dyer Meakin Breweries and ventured into a number of business areas. From malt houses to breakfast products, Mohan Meakin diversified itself.
Soon after the news of his death broke, #OldMonk started trending on Twitter. Many of his admirers took to the micro-blogging site to pay tribute and express condolence to his family. He is survived by wife Pushpa Mohan. ''Never been a Rum drinker but I know, to people who drink it, Old Monk is not a Rum. It is an institution. Or an emotion. R.I.P Kapil Mohan. You spread joy like few others could - across generations,'' tweeted one user.
''Respect to the Late Brig Kapil Mohan, a proud fellow National Service Volunteer-Reservist of the Territorial Army (TA), and the creator of Old Monk Rum,'' tweeted another.
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