Brigadier (Retd) Kapil Mohan, the founder of the legendary dark rum, Old Monk, in the much-recognized and distinctive square bottle passed away on Saturday, 6 January. He was 88 years old. According to media reports, Mohan died of a cardiac arrest in Ghaziabad’s Mohan Nagar area. He is survived by his wife Pushpa Mohan. In 2010, Mohan was awarded the Padma Shri. Mohan, whose Old Monk evokes nostalgia for generations of rum-loving Indians, was a teetotaler. Besides Old Monk, the other famous brands from his stable was Solan No.1, and Golden Eagle, before age and competition caught up, the Business Standard said. Twitter mourned the passing away of Mohan. Some wanted to grieve nursing a bottle of Old Monk rum. Brig Dr Kapil Mohan, chairman of Mohan Meakins Breweries, makers of the iconic Old Monk dark rum passed away; let’s mourn tonite with a bottle of rum and thumbs up.Some recalled how the distinctive drink was a favourite of the youth and the armed forces: Sad to hear about the demise of the creator of iconic OLD MONK RUM – Brigadier (Retd.) Kapil Mohan, who ran Mohan Meakin Ltd. Undoubtedly the most favorite drink of youth and the armed forces among others in India. May his soul Rest In Peace. Prayers.
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