New Delhi :
The founder of MDH masala and Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, died on Thursday at the age of 98. SP Tijarawala, spokesperson of Patanjali Ayurved gave this information by tweeting. Tijarawala said that at 5:38 am on Thursday morning, Mahashay Dharampal breathed his last at a hospital in Vikaspuri. He was ill for a long time and was hospitalized.
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Mahashayaji ka Devlokgaman Hua🪔🐚
आज प्रात:बेला में महाशयजी का देवलोकगमन हुआ।
आज आर्य जगत के शिरोमणि युग पुरूष अनंत ज्योति में विलिन हो गये
बिंदु से सिंधु की यात्रा के पर्याय वह
पुरुषार्थ से परमार्थ का अध्याय वह🪔 pic.twitter.com/n0Q4qV8FI2
— Tijarawala SK 🇮🇳 (@tijarawala) December 3, 2020
Mahashay Dharampal Gulati was India’s oldest rich man in the list of IIFL Hurun India Rich 2020. Once he had a total deposit of Rs 1500 only, but today his own wealth has reached Rs 5400 crores. He himself was paid a salary of Rs 25 crore annually. The salary of 98-year-old Gulati was higher than the CEO of any other FMCG company. Apart from this, he was honored with Padma Bhushan.
Mahashay Dharmpal of MDH Spices passes away at 98 pic.twitter.com/Ov8aisY8xr
— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2020
Came to India as a refugee
Dharmapala Gulati, the owner of MAHASHIAN DI HATTI (MDH), migrated from Pakistan to India after the partition of the country in 1947, and came to Delhi and started horse cart. WHen he came to India, he had only 1500 rupees, by which he bought a horse and cart for 650 rupees and started his business near the railway station. After a few days, he started selling spices on the Ajmal Khan Road in Karolbagh after selling his horse cart to his brother.
The first factory set up in 1959
When people came to know about Dharmapal’s spice shop that Sialkot’s Degi mirch sellers are now in Delhi, his business expanded. The Gulati family set up the first factory of spices in 1959 in Kirti Nagar, capital Delhi. He then set up another such factory on Ajmal Khan Road in Karol Bagh. In the 60s, MDH had become a famous spice shop in Karol Bagh.
MDH also has offices in London and Dubai
MDH is one of the largest brands of spices and produces 50 different types of spices. MDH has offices not only in India but also in Dubai and London. More than 60 products of MDH are available in the market but the highest selling is of chilli, chaat masala and chana masala.
MDH also runs the Mahashay Chunni Lal Charitable Trust which runs a 250-bed hospital. Apart from this, it also operates a mobile hospital which provides health facilities to the slum people. The Trust also runs four schools and provides financial assistance to the needy.