Kapil Mo­han, man be­hind OLD MONK, dies of car­diac ar­rest

Millennium Post - - CITY - RAHUL SINGH

GHAZI­ABAD: Retd Bri­gadier and Padma Shri award win­ner Kapil Mo­han, the man be­hind one of the world's best sell­ing dark rum, "Old Monk", passed away at the age of 88 af­ter suf­fer­ing a fa­tal car­diac ar­rest at his res­i­dence in Mo­han Na­gar area of Ghazi­abad.

As per re­ports, Mo­han was keep­ing un­well in his last years. On Satur­day, he suf­fered a car­diac ar­rest at his res­i­dence and died.

As the news spread, Old Monk lovers from around the coun­try, through tweets and so­cial mourned over his death and thanked him for leav­ing be­hind a legacy to cher­ish for­ever.

“RIP Kapil Mo­han, you will be missed and sipped” tweets Maitrav, an Old Monk lover.

“RIP Brig. Kapil Mo­han, you brought mean­ing, so­lace and am­bi­tion to gen­er­a­tions of cash-strapped stu­dents” tweets an­other rum lover.

Old Monk was launched on De­cem­ber 19, 1954 un­der the lead­er­ship of Mo­han, the chair­man of Mo­han Meakin Ltd, af­ter his fa­ther took over the com­pany from Dyer Meakin Brew­eries. The com­pany then de­vel­oped three dis­til­leries, two brew­eries un­der his lead­er­ship and also a host of new fran­chises in In­dia. He was also be­hind brands like Solan No. 1 and Golden Ea­gle.

Mo­han was also the pres­i­dent of the mu­nic­i­pal com­mit­tee in Solan, Hi­machal Pradesh. The water in the brew­eries bot­tling Old Monk rum is still sourced from the same nat­u­ral spring in Solan.

Old Monk for the long time was the best sell­ing dark rum in the world. It was, for many years, the big­gest In­dian Made For­eign Liquor brand as well.

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