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Dharampal Gulati, owner of MDH, passes away at 98

Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH Masala, passed away on Thursday morning. He was 98.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 03, 2020 10:59 IST
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BREAKING: Dharampal Gulati, owner of MDH, passes away

Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH Masala, passed away on Thursday morning. He was 98. 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. According to reports, he was undergoing post-COVID treatment at Mata Chanan Devi Hospital.

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.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia condoled the demise of Gulati.

"Dharm Pal ji was very inspiring personality. He dedicated his life for the society. God bless his soul," CM Kejriwal tweeted.

"India's most inspiring entrepreneur, 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," Sisodia tweeted. 

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

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