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Mahashay Dharampal Gulati (MDH Owner) Biography, Age, Death, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 3, 2020

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Short Biography

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati was born on 27-03-1923 in Sialkot in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. He was an Indian Businessperson, CEO, Director & Owner of MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti Private Limited), Managing Director of Super Delicacies Private Limited & Chairperson of Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, New Delhi.

Other Name: Mahashayji, Mirzapur Ke Chacha, Dadaji, King of Spices
Other Professions: CEO Director Managing Director Chairperson

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati Complete Bio & Career

Dharampal Gulati spent his childhood in Pakistan. He attended a primary school there but due to partition his family had to migrate from Pakistan to India and he could not afford to continue his study. He spent a very miserable life during this time. Along with his family, he had to stay in refugee camps for a long time. 
When the conditions become normal, the family had to move all around in search of work and earn their livelihood. In 1950, they went to Delhi for searching for work. After a long struggle, in 1951 his father decided to open a spice shop in Karol bagh, Delhi. He also had a piece of good knowledge about the spices because he used to assist his father in his work in Pakistan. This knowledge brings him a huge success in life.
He expanded his business by opening another shop in Chandni Chowk. From here he keeps on expanding and growing his business and started his own manufacturing unit under the name ''Mahashian di Hatti'' known as MDH today. He was the founder and CEO of this company. His hard work and passion for his work recognized him as the highest-paid CEO of daily used goods in India.
Mahashay was very kind and soft-hearted and worked for humanity all his life. He used to spend his 90 percent salary as a charity. He runs a hospital in Delhi where affordable treatment is given to the needy people and operates a mobile hospital for slum and backward areas.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2019 Trade and Industry

Gulati was honored with the third-highest civilian award Padma Shri for his achievements and social work.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

On 26-11-2020, he suffered cardiac arrest and admitted to a hospital in Delhi. On 03-12-2020 around 5:20 A.M., he took his last breath in hospital. He died at the age of 97 in Delhi, India.

DEATHDAY 3 December,2020 (Sunday)

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati (Founder of MDH) & Mata Chanan Devi. He had five sisters and two brothers named Dharamveer Gulati & Satpal Gulati. He was married to Lilawati in 1941. He had six daughters and two sons. His wife died in 1992 & his son Sanjeev Gulati died also in 1992, after two months of his wife's death.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Delhi, India
School A Primary School in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
College N/A
Qualification 5th Grade (Droupout)
Hobbies Pigeon Keeping, Doing Yoga, Flying Kites
Marital Status Widower
Salary INR 21 Crore/Year in 2017
Net Worth INR 1000 Crore (approx)
Official Website


Car Collections Chrysler 300 Limousine


Favorite Color White
Favorite Actress Rekha
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Dress Kurta Pajama with Basket
Favorite Food Punjabi Cuisine

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Mahashay Dharampal Gulati

  • Mahashay Dharmapal Gulati was the highest-paid CEO of a consumer goods company in India.
  • He was very kind-hearted and all over his life worked for humanity and social work.
  • He used to donate 90 percent of his salary for social work and runs a charitable hospital in Delhi.
  • Even at the age of 97, he was very active and exercise daily and also motivated the young generation for this.

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati was 97 years 8 months & 7 days old age.