MDH (spice company)
|Founded||1919, Sialkot, Punjab Province, British India (now Punjab, Pakistan)|
|Founder||Mahashay Chunni Lal Gulati|
|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|Mahashay Dharampal Gulati|
|Products||Deegi Mirch, Chana Masala, Kitchen King, Chunky Chaat Masala, Meat Masala, Kasoori Methi, Garam Masala, Rajmah Masala, Shahi Paneer Masala, Dal Makhani Masala, Sabzi Masala.|
|Revenue||₹924 crore (2016)|
|₹213 crore (2016)|
Mahashian Di Hatti Private Limited, doing business as MDH, is an Indian spice producer and seller based in New Delhi, India. It is the second largest leader in the Indian market with 12% market share, following S Narendrakumar's Everest Spices.
Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati, the son of the founder moved to Delhi after the partition of India. He opened a shop in a shack and started selling spices like his father. He later opened his shop at Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh and expanded from there. In 1959 he bought a plot in Kirti Nagar to set up his own spice factory.
From there, he built the entire group to one of India's leading spices manufacturer expanding to 15 factories. Speaking to The Economic Times last year, he said, "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."
At the age of 94, Dharam Pal was the highest paid FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) CEO in India in 2017.. Dharampal Gulati of MDH took home over Rs 21 crore as salary last fiscal. Two years later, on March 16, 2019, the 14th President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma Bhushan award to Mahashay Dharampal Gulati for Trade & Industry
MDH today have a range of 62 products available in over 150 different packages.
Even at an age where most of his peers retire, the 96-year-old owner makes his daily round of factories, markets and dealers including on Sundays until he is satisfied everything is in order in the company where he holds 80% stake.
MDH under the leadership of Mahashay Dharam Pal has developed more than 20 schools including MDH International School, Mahashay Chunnilal Saraswati Shishu Mandir (named after his father), Mata Lilawati Kanya Vidyalaya (named after his late wife), and Mahashay Dharampal Vidya Mandir etc.
He started a 10-bed eye hospital at Arya Samaj, Subhash Nagar, in November 1975. Later in January 1984, a 20-bed hospital was established in Janakpuri, New Delhi to commemorate his mother Mata Chanan Devi. Now it has 300 beds in about 5 acres land, the hospital is equipped with MRI, CT scan, Heart Wing, Neuro Sciences, IVF etc.
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