MDH spice owner Dharampal Gulati passes away at 98

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MDH spice owner Dharampal Gulati (Image tweeted by @ANI)
MDH spice owner Dharampal Gulati (Image tweeted by @ANI)

New Delhi : The iconic face of MDH Masalas and owner of the company, Dharampal Gulati, passed away on Thursday at an age of 98 years.

"Mahashay" Dharmpal Gulati had been admitted to Delhi hospital for a couple of weeks now. He died of cardiac arrest on Thursday morning, said the report.

Dharampal Gulati was the face of ads of MDH spices. Last year, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.

Several political leaders gave their rich tribute to the man.

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

Interestingly, Mr Gulati was born in Pakistan's Sialkot in 1923. He was a fifth grade dropout who had joined his father's spice business at an early age.

He moved to India after the Partition of 1947 and arrived in Delhi with Rs 1,500 to his name. He opened his first store in Karol Bagh in Delhi and expanded his business from there.