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नहीं रहे Old Monk को बुलंदी पर पहुँचने वाले

Kapil Mohan, man behind the success of Old Monk, passes away at 88

Recipient of Padma Shri in 2010 Kapil Mohan led the much-needed diversification of the company after he took over the reins of the erstwhile Dyer Meakin Breweries.

Brigadier (retd.) Kapil Mohan, former Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd and the man behind the rum Old Monk, passed away on January 6. He was 88 years old.

As per 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.

Recipient of Padma Shri in 2010, Kapil Mohan led the much-needed diversification of the company after he took over the reins of the erstwhile Dyer Meakin Breweries.

Before 1966, Mohan was at the helm of Trade Links Pvt Ltd.

After the launch of Old Monk on December 19, 1954, Mohan’s leadership saw the company develop three distilleries, two breweries and a host of new franchises in India.

Mohan Meakin has since then forayed into various business areas such as malt houses, glass factories, breakfast food, fruit products and juices, malt extract factories, cold storages and engineering works among others.

Many of his admirers took to Twitter to pay their tributes to Mohan who carried forward the legacy of his brother V R Mohan and father N N Mohan.
Currently, Mohan Meakin Ltd is a multi-faceted business house with a turnover exceeding Rs 400 crore.

History of the company

The company traces its origins to a brewery established by Edward Dyer in Kasauli in 1855.

During the same century, another man named HG Meakin, founded Meakin & Co. Ltd. He bought the old Simla and Kasauli Breweries and built others at Dalhousie, Ranikhet, Chakrarta, Darjeeling and Kirkee. The two firms soon joined hands and started a new joint stock venture under the style of Dyer Meakin & Co.Ltd.

In 1935, when Burma (now Myanmar) was dismembered from India, the name of the Company with Indian assets and liabilities was changed to Dyer Meakin Breweries Ltd., from Dyer Meakin & Co. Ltd., and the assets and liabilities of Burma Brewery in Burma were separated. Thereafter the Company’s name was changed from Dyer Meakin Breweries Ltd to Mohan Meakin Breweries Ltd in 1966 and from 1980, the name was further changed to Mohan Meakin Ltd.


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जानें भारतवर्ष को और नजदीक से: 15 रोचक तथ्य


I bet you didn’t know

“So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.”

Such a proud feeling when you hear these words by the famous writer Mark Twain. India is truly the mother of birthplace, the mother of history, the grandmother of legends, and the great-grandmother of tradition. With so many innovations, exotic architectures, a burst of cultures, religions and selfless brotherhood, it is what makes India, an Incredible India.

India is not just about cricket and celebrities. There are some unknown, unheard and unbelievable facts about our country which I bet you are not much aware of.

#1. Now you can float and post!

We all know that India has the largest number of post offices in the world but did you know that there

is a floating post office in India too? wow now my mind is floating. This post office is located in the

heaven of earth ‘Srinagar’. It was inaugurated by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in August 2011. Since then, it has been attracting tourists from all across the country.

Source: NDTV

#2. Can you please rub me well?

In Tamil Nadu, all the elephants receive a sumptuous and nutritious diet after a detailed and well-massaged bath in the ponds of Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Center. I too need a spa therapy after reading this.

Source: New York Post

#3. Kudos, India!

I can shout from any rooftop and proudly say that India has won all six men’s Kabaddi World Cups (circle style) held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments.

Source: Wikipedia

#4. From Richest to Richer to Rich!

Apart from the ‘Golden bird’ we were also a ‘Diamond machine’. I can not believe how affluent we were. Initially, diamonds were only found in the deposits Krishna River. Until these rocks were found in Brazil during the 18th century, India ruled the world in diamond production.

Source: Wikipedia