Padma Shri awardee and the man behind the greatest alcoholic beverage of all time – Kapil Mohan passed away at the age of 88. Kapil was the managing director of the brewery Mohan Meakin and the creator of Old Monk. He breathed his last in Ghaziabad on Saturday due to a cardiac arrest.
The year has just began and bad news have started coming in.
Kapil Mohan passed away. A Padmashree, retd. Brigadier and last but not the least- the man behind Old Monk. pic.twitter.com/74xtQuJLMv
— gandharva (@gandharva) January 8, 2018
Launched on 19 December 1954 and produced in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, Old Monk has been the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brand for many years. It’s one of the rare brands that has never been advertised, the immense popularity of the dark rum has always been word-of-mouth. For Indians (who consume alcohol, and there are many of those), Old Monk is much more than just a drink, it’s a feeling. Our condolences to Mr. Mohan’s family, his creation has helped many people make a lot of memories.