Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH group and a Padma Bhushan awardee, passed away this morning at the age of 97.
Fondly known as Chachaji and Dadaji, Gulati not only owned the brand MDH, but also became its face and inspired Indians. For generations of people who have grown up seeing him in MDH ads, his demise felt like a personal loss.
Dharampal Gulati, the owner of MDH Masala passes away at the age of 98.— Mayukh Ranjan Ghosh (@mayukhrghosh) December 3, 2020
Whenever I see his face I recall the tune Asli Masale Sach sach...MDH MDH !
Rest in Peace Sir. pic.twitter.com/24snApEHTQ
India's most inspiring entrepreneur,— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 3, 2020
MDH owner Dharm Pal Mahashay passed away this morning.
I have never met such an inspiring and lively soul. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/SOdiqFyJvX
The "grand-dad" or "Dadaji" whose pictures most of our moms had in their kitchens and owner of the famous Masala Brand "MDH" - Dharampal Gulati passed away at 98. He will be missed! What a journey he had..so— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) December 3, 2020
One more time in his memory....
Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ShngtWhRGh
Arguably the most powerful #BrandAmbassador & #entrepreneur Who was seen by generations and he made the people sing their tagline even if they don't use it. "Alsi Masale Sach Sach MDH MDH ".— Gautam Gupta 👨💻👨💼📊📈 (@GAUTAMGUPTA10) December 3, 2020
Rest in peace Sir. #DharampalGulati #mdhmasale pic.twitter.com/42zqtHnMJp
Mahashay ji. Dharam pal ji.. Truly a legend. To build a lasting business from scratch after the horror of partition. He died with his boots on. Respect. RIP.— Gaurav Juneja (@gauravjuneja) December 3, 2020
In his honour - "Asli masale Sach sach, MDH, MDH" https://t.co/L14cj9HgL5
We always used to make fun of his age ,we created a lot of memes. now #dharmpalgulati dadaji left us, truly sad moment .😔 Your contribution is unforgettable, to make our country more spicy.. असली मसालें सच सच #MDH #MDH. pic.twitter.com/mA5puYtM2S— Hariom Singh Rathore😉 (@Ra_Thor_rocks) December 3, 2020
Even the invincible #DharampalGulati Ji wasn't able to defeat 2020.— Rajneesh Chaudhary (@Rajneesh1697) December 3, 2020
Thank you for spicing up our life not only with your MDH masala but also with your enthusiasm and memes.
We all grew up watching 'Asli masale sach sach, MDH...MDH' ads❤ pic.twitter.com/Q4AAPDWByX
Rest in Power King. Another part of our childhood has been dismantled forever. Singing along to 'Asli Masale Sach Sach, MDH MDH.' in school trips, classrooms, and in general when it used to play on the TV was fun. You won't be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/kD2ZCylOAd— Arcane (@alt1dot5bby) December 3, 2020
Mahashay #DharampalGulati Ji passed away. Om Shanti🙏— Anshul💁🏻♀️ (@HeyAnshul) December 3, 2020
King of Spices.
Asli masale sach sach MDH MDH , his ads ❤️🥺
I always thought how energetic he looks in this age even.
"..Pav Bhaji-Paani Puri-Chaat masala, Asli masaale sach-sach, MDH! MDH!"— Deepanshu (@thedeepanshu_) December 3, 2020
You'll always remain in our hearts and will always miss you!#DharampalGulati
During the partition, #DharampalGulati Ji and his family migrated to India and spent time in a refugee camp in Amritsar, after which they moved to Delhi, in search of work.— Clio's Chronicles (@ChroniclesClio) December 3, 2020
He has done multiple businesses from selling Rice to Soap to Woods. He has also pulled the Tanga in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/Uw3OH2bYOS
𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 - - 𝗔𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 😭— Binoy ✋ (@Binoy_R) December 3, 2020
MDH owner '𝗠𝗮𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗮𝘆' Dharampal Gulati passed away.
A Superb ad-man who reigned in hearts of people.
Heartfelt condolences to the family. 🙏#DharampalGulati#mdhmasala pic.twitter.com/vdycAwE8CQ
It was just 2 days ago when I was checking his lifestyle & how he made the whole empire. The way they celebrate events.— îⱮąɾէìąղ // Stan #MDHDaddu (@Martian_Gene) December 3, 2020
He was a true generous dadu who has helped many lives in all ways he could. A story worth being inspired
Asli Masale Sach Sach... MDH MDH#MDH #MDHDaddu #RIP
His Story...Struggles and Achievements are all so inspiring... Even in his 90's #DharampalGulati ji never refused a single selfie...He was so patient with everyone...I will always cherish my fan moment with him....We will miss u sir.— Aditi (@_AsliAditi) December 3, 2020
RIP sir🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/sEZhGXpAy9
Saddened at the passing of Shri #DharampalGulati Ji, one of those rare people who become legends in their own lifetimes. His sparkling, lighthearted TV commercials underplayed his iconic role as an entrepreneur & role model for an aspirational, self confident India. Om Shanti🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/C007wlO6AD— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) December 3, 2020
Thank you for the spices, memories and everything in between.