-CB News Desk
MDH spices owner Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati,98 years-old, passed away on 3rd December. He was admitted to Delhi’s Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, undergoing treatment for the past few weeks. He passed away on Thursday morning.
The king of spices was a familiar face, thanks to the popular masala advertisement. He was a schooldropu-out who became the highest paid CEO in the FMCG sector and was award Padma Bhushan. Dharampal Gulati of MDHborn in 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan was fondly called ‘dadaji‘ and ‘Mahashayji‘. He joined his father’s spice business in Sialkot and moved to India after Partition and opened a shop in Delhi’s Karol Bagh.
Mahashayji led the venture to the heights, inspiring the future businessman. His commitment to humanity and community and his relentless activities shine in many spheres of life. Started with a small 10 beds eye hospital at Arya Samaj, Subhash Nagar, New Delhi during November 1975, thereafter in January 1984, a 20 beds hospital was established in JanakPuri, New Delhi to perpetuate the memory of his mother Mata Chanan Devi. With 300 beds in about 5 acres land, this super specialty hospital with MRI, CT Scan, Heart Wing, Neuro Sciences, IVF etc. is the greatest gift for the people living in West Delhi as there is no other hospital of this standard in this area. Poor people get free medical treatment in the hospital and free medical aid worth million of rupees annually. Mahashay Dharmpal has established more than 20 schools for the benefits of the society and the poor people at large.