Mahashay Chunni Lal

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Mahashay Chunni Lal was an Indian spice shop owner from Sialkot. Mahashay Chunni Lal is famous as the celebrity father of the Indian “spice-king”, Dharampal Gulati. His son was the founder of the spice company Mahashian Di Hatti (MDH).

Early Life

Mahashay Chunni Lal’s full name is Chunnilal Gulati. There is no information regarding Chunni Lal’s exact birthdate and zodiac sign. Mahashay Chunni Lal hails from Sialkot, Punjab, in present-day Pakistan.

Due to the partition of India in 1947, Mahashay Chunni Lal’s family was to leave Sialkot and make the journey across to what would be present-day India.

There is also no information regarding Chunni Lal’s educational journey. There is also no insight into Mahashay Chunni Lal’s age during his demise or his date of death either.

Relationship Status

Mahashay was married to Mata Chanan Devi. Chunni Lal and Chanan Devi had one daughter and one son whose name is Mahashay Dharampal Gulati.

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati lived from 27 March 1923 to 3 December 2020 and passed away at the age of 97 years.

After the partition of India in 1947 forced the Gulati family to move from then’s Pakistan to now’s India, Mahashay Chunni Lal and his family spent some time in a refugee camp in Amritsar. Later on, the Gulati family made it across to New Delhi and joined Chunni Lal’s daughter.

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Caption: Mahashay Chunni Lal in an old family photograph. Source: Star Unfolded

Body Measurements

There is no information regarding Mahashay Chunni Lal’s body measurement details like his weight, height, chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, biceps, etc.

Chunni Lal had dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Moreover, Mahashay Chunni Lal often sported a short mustache.

Career and Professional Life

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Caption: Mahashay Chunni Lal’s son Dharampal Gulati receiving the Padma Bhushan award in 2019. Source: News Track English

Mahashay is famous as the celebrity father of Dharampal Gulati aka Mahashay Dharampal Gulati.

Chunni Lal’s son was a well-known businessman as well as the founder and CEO of MDH (Mahashian Di Hatti). MDH is Chunni Lal’s son’s famous Indian spice company.

Moreover, Mahashay Chunni Lal’s son was referred to as “spice-king”. His son got this name with reference to Dharampal Gulati’s pioneering of ready-to-use ground spices.

Likewise, Mahashay Chunni Lal’s son was awarded the “Padma Bhushan” in the year 2019. The aforementioned is India’s 3rd-highest civilian award.

Talking about the beginning of his son’s journey as the “spice-king”, Dharampal Gulati joined Mahashay Chunni Lal in his family spice shop in the town. Mahashay Chunni Lal’s spice shop’s name “Mahashian Di Hatti” also called “Deggi Mirch Wale”.

Mahashay Chunni Lal’s son dropped out of school and worked various jobs like carpentry, rice trading, and selling hardware in the year 1993 when Dharampal was only 10 years old. Later on, Dharampal Gulati joined Mahashay Cunni Lal to help him in their family’s spice business.

Likewise, Chunni Lal’s son helped expand his store to various locations. Some locations Dharampal Gulati expanded the family spice shop are Lahore, Nankana Sahib, Shekhupura, Lyallpur, and Multan in Punjab.

Mahashay Chunni Lal – Social Media

Mahashay doesn’t have or didn’t have any personal profile on any social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, etc. At the time Mahashay was alive, there was no prevalence of the Internet and social media.

Mahashay Chunni Lal – Net Worth

Moving on, there is no information regarding Mahashay Chunni Lal’s net worth and earnings either.

Talking about his son, Dharampal Gulati’s net worth and earnings, his spice company is worth around ₹1,095 crore, i.e. around ₹12 billion or $170 million US dollars as of 2019.