‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati, the owner of masala brand MDH Spices passed away on December 3. He was 97 years old.
According to reports, Gulati was undergoing treatment at a hospital in New Delhi where he suffered a cardiac arrest on December 3 morning.
Gulati was born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan) and later migrated to India after the partition. MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti) was founded by his father Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati.
In 2019, Gulati was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Twitter that “Dharm Pal ji was very inspiring personality” who “dedicated his life for the society”.
In a tweet, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said: “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.”