Are you an Old Monker too?
The man who gave us the iconic Old Monk, the 88-year-old chairman, Mohan Meakin has passed away today due to cardiac arrest at his home in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
According to the reports, “Mohan, who was keeping unwell in his last years, died of a cardiac arrest in Ghaziabad’s Mohan Nagar area. He is survived by his wife Pushpa Mohan.”
Old Monk, the rum launched in 1954 and since then is the best selling dark rum in the world. However, the brand created by Kapil Mohan was also the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor brand.
Mohan received the Padma Shri award in 2010 and he led the much-needed diversification of the business after he took over the controls of the erstwhile Dyer Meakin Breweries.
On Twitter, many of his admirers pay their tributes:
#Old Monk Dies At 88
today, Old Monk will mourn. Brig (Retd) Dr Kapil Mohan, Chmn Mohan Meakins Breweries, makers of the iconic Old Monk dark rum, passed away
— Neeta Kolhatkar (@neetakolhatkar) January 8, 2018
#Legendary Entrepreneur, Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd.
Legendary Entrepreneur, Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd, Padmashree Brig. Dr. Kapil Mohan VSM (Rtd) passes away at Mohan Nagar.
He was the man behind the success of famous brands like Old Monk, Solan No. 1, Golden Eagle!
Rest in peace. Deepest condolences to the family! pic.twitter.com/Bzpox1DZzP
— Pulkit Malhotra (@malhotrapulkit4) January 7, 2018
#Padmashree Brig. Dr. Kapil Mohan VSM (Rtd) passes away at Mohan Nagar
Kapil Mohan , the Creator of Buddha Sant – the Old Monk will remain alive as long as Coke is there to give company – Rum with Coke- made for each other
— Vinod Gulati (@vkgdrawnear) January 8, 2018
#May his soul rest in peace:
Sad to hear of the passing of Brig Kapil Mohan — and it does unreported in the news media! He is the man who ran Mohan Meakin and the face beind the Old Monk rum brand that is global. Remember meeting him for a family feud story. This is the stuff of business history.
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) January 8, 2018
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