Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of spices giant MDH, known as Masala King, died today at the age of 98. Some time ago he was infected with Coronavirus. However, after recovering from that, he died today due to a heart attack. Last year, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. Dharampal Gulati has been seen continuously in his spice advertisement. He came to India as a refugee after independence and last year he was India’s oldest rich man in the list of IIFL Hurun India Rich 2020.
Came to India as a refugee
Maharashtrian Di Hatti (MDH) owner Dharampal Gulati moved to India from Pakistan after the partition of the country in 1947 and started to walk in Delhi. At the time of coming to India, he had only 1500 rupees left, by which he bought horse and tanga for 650 rupees and started running at the railway station. After a few days, he started selling spices on the Ajmal Khan Road in Karolbagh after giving his brother a tanga.
First factory in 1959 at Kirti Nagar
When people came to know about Dharmapala’s spice shop, Sialkot’s Deli chilli ones are now in Delhi, their business continued to expand. Please tell that Gulati was from Sialkot and there was his family business named Mahashian Di Hatti, which was also known as Degi Mirchi Wale. The Gulati family set up the first factory of spices in 1959 in Kirti Nagar, capital Delhi. After this, he 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.
Elderly rich person in Hurun’s list
The business of MDH spices continued to grow and today it is used in more than 100 countries. Dharam Pal Gulati was India’s oldest rich man in the list of IIFL Hurun India Rich 2020 with assets of 5400 crores. He was ranked 216th in this list. According to Dharampal Gulati Euromonitor, who received a salary of 25 crores, had become the highest-paid CEO in the FMCG sector. He was also very active at this stage of age and used to visit MDH’s factory, market and dealer every day.
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 sales will be of chilli, chaat masala and chana masala.
MDH Trust for Social Work too
MDH is also not far from social work. It runs the Monsieur 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 dwellers. The Trust also runs four schools and provides financial assistance to the needy.