Mahashay Dharampal Gulati (MDH Owner) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati

Biography / Wiki

He decides to become a businessman because the thing he is good at his business and he is none other than, Mahashay Dharampal Gulati who was an Indian Businessman. He was the founder and CEO of MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti) which is an Indian spice company.

He came to India during the partition, after spending his first 25 years of his life in Pakistan he established his spice business. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and was generally referred to as ‘spice-king’. His spice business spread throughout the world gradually from a small shop in Delhi.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 27 March 1923, Dharampal Gulati’s age was 97 years at the time of his death. He seems to be tall with a height of 170 in centimeters and 5’7” in feet and inches. He seems very fit and healthy and weighs 60 in kilograms and 132 lbs in pounds approximately. His brown eye color and his black hair make his personality even more glorious.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Dharampal Gulati was Rs. 5400 crores approx.

Education / Family

Dharampal Gulati was born and raised up in Sialkot, North-East Punjab, Pakistan, and belongs to the Hindu religion. He was born to his father Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati (Founder of MDH) and his mother Mata Chanan Devi.

He grew up with two brothers Satpal Gulati (Younger, Businessman) and Dharamveer Gulati. He also has 5 sisters whose names are not known. He completed his schooling from primary school in Sialkot, Pakistan, and further didn’t attend any college.


Mahashay Dharampal Gulati

Nickname Dadaji, Mahashayji, Masala King, King of Spices
Birth Place Sialkot, North-East Punjab, Pakistan
Date Of Birth 27 March 1923
Age 97 years old (at the time of his death)
Height In centimeters – 170 cm

In feet inches – 5’7”

Weight In Kilograms – 60 kg

In Pounds – 132 lbs

Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Profession Entrepreneur
Sexual Orientation Straight
School A primary school in Sialkot, Pakistan
College Didn’t attend
Religion Hinduism (Arya Samaj)
Nationality Indian
Home Town Delhi, India
Fathers Name Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati (Founder of MDH)
Mothers Name Mata Chanan Devi


Mahashay Dharampal Gulati with his parents
Mahashay Dharampal Gulati with his parents
Brothers Satpal Gulati (Younger, Businessman), Dharamveer Gulati


Mahashay Dharampal Gulati with his family
Mahashay Dharampal Gulati with his family
Sister 5 (Names not known)

Career / Fashion And Style

He set up a small wooden pop-up store in 1958 to restart his father’s spice store with the same name, Mahashian Di Hatti of Sialkot. He pioneered the concept of ready-to-use ground spices when most Indians would grind spices at home.

In 1965 his company was registered as MDH. MDH emerged as one of the biggest brands in the category of spices in India and its spice market is spread in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

He got married to Lilawati with whom he shares two sons Sanjeev Gulati (Died in 1992) and Rajeev Gulati (Director MDH and six daughters.

Girlfriend Not Known
Marital Status Married
Wife Lilawati (Died)


Mahashay Dharampal Gulati with his wife
Mahashay Dharampal Gulati with his wife
Children Son – Sanjeev Gulati (Died in 1992) and Rajeev Gulati (Director MDH)

Daughter(s) – 6

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Singer(s) Not Known
Favorite Sport Not Known

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati

Some Interesting Facts About Mahashay Dharampal Gulati

  • He was better known with different names like Dadaji, Mahashayji, Masala King, and King of Spices.
  • He was the owner of MDH Spices.
  • He died at the age of 97 years due to Cardiac Arrest.
  • His zodiac sign was Aries.
  • In 2019, he was awarded Padma Bhushan.
  • MDH exports to more than 100 countries.