Whether it is the spine-chilling nights of winter, or a get together with old friends or simply a moment to forget everything, Old Monk has always been a constant companion. The iconic dark red rum is one of the most successful Indian breweries brand in the world! The new year has, alas, brought in a tragic news, as the founder of Old Monk – Kapil Mohan has passed away at the age of 88.
Brigadier Kapil Mohan , the former Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin passed away on January 6th, 2018. He was unwell for a few years and died of a cardiac arrest in Mohan Nagar area of Ghaziabad. Kapil Mohan was honoured with Padma Shri award in 2010.
Launched on 19th December, 1954, Old Monk gained popularity simply by word of mouth, without any advertisements or marketing publicity. The affordable pricing and high standard delivery product made the dark rum highly successful from teens to old veterans alike! For several years, Old Monk dominated the rum market, thanks to the sheer hard work and determination brought in by its founder. Under his leadership, the Mohan Meakin Ltd installed three distilleries, two breweries and new franchises all over India.
Twitterati Paid Tribute to the legend,
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
— Shivani Modi (@chamaktasitaara) January 9, 2018
Kapil Mohan, man behind the success of Old Monk, passes away at 88 https://t.co/bjgZH4898E @Aadimanaw 🙁 Another legend which gave an outstanding brand with we Indians can boast about outside India. #oldmonk #indianrum pic.twitter.com/iuSV1nZVsE
— Abhinav Kumar (@singhabhinav) January 8, 2018
— Digital Prakhar (@DigitalPrakhar) January 9, 2018
A final salute to the creator of the Monk who, when it came to putting me in high spirits, was faster than a Ferrari. RIP Kapil Mohan #OldMonk
— Imagination Junkie (@Jia1303) January 9, 2018
— Riya Mavi (@RiyaMavi007) January 9, 2018
For those wanting to reminisce the old memories with Old Monk, then watch this heart-touching video!