भारत के प्रतिष्ठित कारोबारियों में से एक महाशय धर्मपालजी के निधन से मुझे दुःख की अनुभूति हुई है।छोटे व्यवसाय से शुरू करने बावजूद उन्होंने अपनी एक पहचान बनाई। वे सामाजिक कार्यों में काफ़ी सक्रिय थे और अंतिम समय तक सक्रिय रहे। मैं उनके परिवार के प्रति अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ।
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) December 3, 2020
Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati, the owner of the iconic spice brand MDH, died at the age of 98. Gulati breathed his last at Mata Chanan Devi Hospital in Delhi after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Popularly called as Dadaji, Dharampal Gulati was a famous personality and called as ‘Mahashayji’. Before partition, he lived in Sialkot, Pakistan, in 1923. During independence, he moved to India following Partition. He stayed at a refugee camp in Amritsar before moving to Delhi.
He made a humble beginning by opening a spice shop in Delhi’s Karol Bagh before building his empire. He established MDH in 1959.
The company made its mark not only in India but foreign countries as well, including the UK, Europe, UAE, Canada.
Gulati was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in the country, in 2019.
Many of us might remember his smiling face in various advertisement of MDH masale with that iconic jingle “asli masale sach sach”.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter to condole ‘Mahashay’ Gulati’s death and remembered how he made his mark in the country. “I feel saddened by the passing away of one of India’s most respected businessmen, ‘Mahashay’ Dharampalj. He started his small business and made a mark of himself. He was very active in social work and remained active till the last moment. I express my condolences to his family.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condoled the demise of the MDH Owner. “Dharm Pal ji was very inspiring personality. He dedicated his life for the society. God bless his soul,” he tweeted.
His deputy 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.”