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Fake News Alert: MDH Spices’ owner ‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati is alive and healthy

Chandigarh: ‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati, owner of the iconic spice brand MDH is alive and healthy.

Rumours of his death had been doing the rounds on social media since Saturday and some of the news organizations also fell for it and published the story of Gulati's death.

However, refuting the claims, family members of the Gulati family have released a video in which Dharampal Gulati can be seen smiling at the camera with folded hands.

Company’s executive vice-president Rajendra Kumar also said that the reports were “shocking, baseless and false.”

He added that post the rumours of his death, Gulati was in fact feeling “young again” as quite a lot of people called up

‘Mahashay’ Dharampal Gulati was born in 1919 in Pakistan’s Sialkot, where his father had set up small shop. However, after partition in 1947, the family moved to Delhi in India. In 1953, Gulati rented a shop in Chandni Chowk, named it Mahashiyan Di Hatti (MDH) and started selling spices.