88-year-old Kapil Mohan, the chairman of Mohan Meakin that gave us the iconic Old Monk rum has passed away. 

He suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Ghaziabad, UP.

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Launched in 1954, Old Monk was for the longest time the best selling dark rum in the world. It was also the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor brand.

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Mohan received the Padma Shri award in 2010.

Old Monk has never been just another daaru for most of us. It’s a lot more than that. And if you want to know just what Old Monk stands for, read on!