NEW DELHI: Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati, the 95-year-old owner of spices maker MDH was conferred with the third highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan on the eve of the 70th Republic Day.
Gulati, a sprightly old man with a turban is famous as the face of the company promoting masala brand MDH on television commercial advertisements and on every packs.
The fifth grade school dropout, after the partition moved to Delhi with family an just like his father started his business with a shop selling herbs and spices. He expanded his business by opening a spice factory of his own in 1959 that changed his fortune.
He now owned 15 factories that is supplying 1000 dealers in India.
MDH, has a range of over 60 products. The MDH Masala has offices in Dubai and London and exports to about 100 countries. His son and six daughters handle and manages the overall operations and distribution region wise.
“My motivation to work is being sincere in product quality sold at affordable prices. And nearly 90% of my salary goes to charity in my personal capacity,” Gulati, the second-generation entrepreneur who joined MDH nearly 60 years ago said to Economics Times in one of his interview.