2020 has taken away a lot from us--from the tragic demise of actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor to Chadwick Boseman-- we mourned many untimely deaths this year. And now, on December 3, the nation witnessed another tragic loss - Mahashay Dharmpal Gulati, popularly known as the MDH Uncle, is no more. The 98-year-old Padma Bhushan laureate passed away due to cardiac arrest this morning.
MDH Uncle had become a household name with his age-old trusted spice brand, MDH, and hence, his sudden demise seems like a personal loss to all the Indians. Late Dharmpal Gulati was unwell and hospitalised for the past three weeks. The legendary entrepreneur’s death has left the country in shock and Twitterati came forward to bid farewell to him.
Remembering our self-made spice king ( the kind of royalty that makes India proud ) with a heavy heart. I was rooting for our desi centenarian, the dada ji we all grew up admiring ! Rest in peace. #MDH_Masala #MDHuncle #RIP #MahashayDharampalGulati pic.twitter.com/NPvZLTVvU3— Yukti Sharma (@yukti399) December 3, 2020
We doubt that there would be any Indian who does not know the MDH jingle by heart!
A story and example for all, A true entrepreneur by heart.— AISHA HANFI (@AISHAWRK) December 3, 2020
You would be always remembered...
No one can forget the line “असली मसाले सच सच MDH MDH!"
RIP MDH dadu.— Ms Chanandler Bong (@tweet2tickle) December 3, 2020
Since childhood you have been enriching our food plates and TV screens.
"Asli masale sach sach; MDH , MDH!" will forever stay in our hearts as well as the image of you folding your hands at the end of the ad!
Heartfelt condolences on the sudden demise of Padambhushan Awardee, Founder of MDH, MashalaKing of India and follower of Arya Samaj #MahashayDharampal ji. May God 🙏 allow rest in peace to his great soul and family to recover from this unrecoverable loss- Om Shanti Shanti Shanti pic.twitter.com/n55mKj1LAs— Hazari Lal Pathak (@HLPATHAK69) December 3, 2020
While a lot of us know Late Mr Gulati as the founder of MDH, his real-life story is truly inspiring and overwhelming. Mahashay Dharmpal Gulati dropped out of school at a very young age and tried his luck in the trade business. His family lost everything during the partition of India in 1947 and he was only left with the spice business established by his father - Mahashian di Hatti - that later came to be known as MDH.
Coming to India after partition, with hardly anything & then going to set up an iconic business, Led from the front, he was a true brand of India, our 'MDH Daddu', truly portrayed the happiness of Indian Spices, Shri #DharampalGulati ji, my sincere condolences to the family 🙏 pic.twitter.com/YmvwZSYkf8— Nila Madhab PANDA ନୀଳମାଧବ ପଣ୍ଡା (@nilamadhabpanda) December 3, 2020
Absolute icon, A story and example worth emulating for many, A true entrepreneurs by heart.— 𝙰𝚔𝚜𝚑𝚊𝚢 𝙺𝚞𝚖𝚊𝚛 (@Knight___Errant) December 3, 2020
You would be always remembered “असली मसले सच सच MDH MDH!"
RIP Mahashay Dharampal Gulati#mdhmasala pic.twitter.com/wJAkPx4lKH
13/ One of the most innovative things the company did was introducing packaged masala. Over the decades, MDH achieved massive success in the spices market in India and became a familiar taste among many Indian households. pic.twitter.com/9hvMG9EQZN— Palak Zatakia (@palakzat) July 25, 2020
My Condolence to the family members of the great inspiring entrepreneur, of India #MDH owner #DharmPalGulati ji also know as #MDHDadaji on his demise. I pray to God that his soul Rest in Peace. #MDHSpices #महाशय_धर्मपाल_गुलाटी #धर्मपालगुलाटजी pic.twitter.com/2dBkMwVg65— Avichal Vishnudatt Sisodia (@avichal_sisodia) December 3, 2020
Some users paid their respect to the MDH Uncle by treating him like the superhero that he truly was.
The death of Mahashay Dharmpal Gulati truly feels like the end of an era. Thank you MDH Uncle for inspiring us and for adding wonderful tastes to our lives.
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