Kapil Mohan, who launched Old Rum, is no more

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 09, 2018 11:53 hrs
Kapil Mohan (Image Courtesy: Twitter)

Brigader Dr Kapil Mohan, 88, who launched the iconic 'Old Monk' rum, passed away on January 6, according to social media.

The Chairman and Managing Director of Mohan Meakin Ltd passed away following a massive heart attack in Ghaziabad's Mohan Nagar.

Other famous liquor brands Padmashree Mohan was involved with included Solan No. 1 and Golden Eagle.

For a man who made his name with liquor, the late Brigadier was a teetotaller. He had handed over the reins at Mohan Meakin to his nephews Hemant and Vinay, though he remained the Chairman and MD till the end.

With Old Monk emerging as a military canteen favourite from the time of its launch, it remain India's favourite liquor brand till the mid-2000s, despite zero advertising.

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