Dharampal Gulati

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Dharampal Gulati
Mahashay Dharampal Gulati Padma Bhushan.jpg
Gulati receiving the Padma Bhushan from Indian President Ramnath Kovind, 2019
Born(1923-03-27)27 March 1923
Died3 December 2020(2020-12-03) (aged 97)[1]
New Delhi, India
OccupationFounder and CEO of MDH
AwardsPadma Bhushan (2019)

Dharam Pal Gulati (27 March 1923 – 3 December 2020), also known as Mahashay Dharampal Gulati,[a] was an Indian businessman, and founder and CEO of MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti; transl.  gentleman's shop),[3][4] an Indian spice company. He was known as the 'spice-king'.[5] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2019. He was known for being the founder and CEO of MDH.

Gulati died on 3 December 2020 at a hospital in Delhi of a cardiac arrest at the age of 97.[6][7][8]

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  1. Mahashay is an Indian honorific meaning sir/gentleman.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mahashay Dharmpal passes on DIED away at 98". The Economic Times. 4 December 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  2. "English Translation of "महाशय"". Collins Hindi–English Dictionary.
  3. Malviya, Sagar (17 January 2017). "FMCG sector's highest paid CEO is a 94-year-old school drop-out". The Economic Times. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  4. "The Spice King and Founder of MDH: A Journey of Grit, Courage and Determination". 12 February 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Mahashay Dharampal Gulati: How A Horse-cart Driver Became India's Spice King With MDH". Forbes India. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  6. "MDH owner Mahashay Dharampal Gulati passes away at 98". The Economic Times. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  7. PTI (3 December 2020). "Dharampal Gulati death: Mahashay Dharampal Gulati of MDH Masala passes away at 99". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  8. "MDH Owner 'Mahashay' Dharampal Gulati Passes Away at 98 Due to Cardiac Arrest". News18. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2020.