Dharampal Gulati, 'King of spices' owner of MDH passed away at 98


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'Mahashay' Dharampal Gulati, the owner and CEO of the iconic spice masala brand MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti), passed away on Thursday at the age of 98. From a small shop in Karol Bagh, 'Mahashay' Dharampal Gulati built MDH as one of India's leading spices brand.


Known as the ''The king of spices'', Dharampal Gulati, was undergoing treatment at Mata Chanan Devi Hospital in Delhi for the last three weeks. His condition deteriorated on Wednesday night and he passed away on Thursday morning because of cardiac arrest.


Dharampal Gulati was born and raised in Pakistan. His father Chuni Lal sold spices at a shop called Mahasian Di Hatti that opened back in 1919. The family migrated to India and they stayed as a refugee in Amritsar

When Gulati left with his brother-in-law to Delhi, that is when he bought a horse-drawn carriage (Tanga) with the money his father gave him. Back then, when he realised that the business wasn't doing well, he decided to open a small shop and restarted his own family business of selling spices in Karol Bagh (A popular market located in Central Delhi). Slowly, he noticed that the pace at which the spices were selling was helping him gain success as this was an untouched niche during that time.


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