Inspiring, Lively Soul: Leaders Condole Mahashay Dharmpal’s Death

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The owner of spice brand MDH 'Mahashay' Dharmpal Gulati passed away at the age of 98 on Thursday, 3 December. He was admitted to Delhi's Mata Chanan Devi Hospital where he was reportedly undergoing treatment for the past few weeks, reported India Today.

‘Mahashay’ Dharmpal Gulati was one of India's leading spices manufacturers. On Thursday, leaders across India condoled the demise of the “King of Spice.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief over the demise of the 98-year-old. Kejriwal tweeted saying that “Dharm Pal ji was very inspiring personality.”

Calling Mahashay Dharm Pal India’s most inspiring entrepreneur, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia shared pictures of Gulati on the microblogging site.

‘India’s Most Respected Businessman’

Offering condolences to the family, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Mahashay Dharmpal Gulati was India’s most respected businessmen. Singh further stated that Gulati was a very active social worker.

“He started his small business and made a mark of himself. He was very active in social work and remained active till the last moment. I express my condolences to his family,” Rajnath Singh tweeted in Hindi.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra took to Twitter and expressed condolences over Gulati’s demise.

“Dharmpal ji was a member of almost every Indian family,” Patra wrote.

Expressing his grief over the demise of King of Spice, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that Mahashay Dharmpal had spread the fragrance of spices around the world.

“He established an ideal of social work, along with his entrepreneurship and self-reliance,” Goyal tweeted.

NCP leader and former Union Minister Praful Patel also expressed his grief and offered condolences to the bereaved family.

Mahashay Dharmpal Gulati was born in 1923 in Sialkot, Pakistan. He moved to India after Partition and opened a shop in Delhi’s Karol Bagh.

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