The man behind the iconic Indian dark rum Old Monk breathed his last on 6th January as per the reports.
Brigadier (retd.) Kapil Mohan, the former Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd. which makes and bottles Old Monk among other beverages suffered a fatal cardiac arrest at his residence in Ghaziabad, TOI reported.
Recipient of the fourth highest Indian civilian award -- Padma Shri -- Mohan reportedly kept unwell in his last years.
The dark rum with its distinct vanilla flavour was launched back in 1954 and became the largest selling dark rum in the world for many years.
As soon the news hit the Internet, social media users and Old Monk lovers united to pay their tributes to Mohan.
The Managing Director of Mohan Meakin Ltd., Solan Brewery. Very sorry to know about the sad demise of Brig Kapil Mohan ,he remained President ofMunicipal committee Solan.i pray God togive peace to departed soul and strengthen Family members and friends to bear this loss. pic.twitter.com/EACGOdY9Qq— Rattan Chand Goyal (@rcgoyel) January 7, 2018
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
Never been a Rum drinker but I know, to people who drink it, Old Monk is not a Rum. It is an institution. Or an emotion. R.I.P Kapil Mohan. You spread joy like few others could - across generations. ✨— Indrani Ray (@IndraniRay) January 9, 2018
Old Monk + Engineering + Friends = Best days of our Life.RIP Kapil Mohan , you'll be Missed & sipped !!— Boring... (@graphicalcomic) January 8, 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
Old Monk Rum is an iconic vatted Indian dark rum, launched on 19 December 1954. It is blended and aged for a minimum of 7 years. It is a dark rum with a distinct vanilla flavour.Alcohol by volume:42.8%Manufacturer:Mohan MeakinRIP Kapil Mohan , you'll be Missed & sipped !! pic.twitter.com/5fmCBVASjW— MAITRAV (@imMaitrav) January 8, 2018
Respect to the the Late Brig Kapil Mohan, a proud fellow National Service Volunteer-Reservist of the Territorial Army (TA), and the creator of Old Monk Rum.Salute.https://t.co/BkDtZnAey6— Navdeep Singh (@SinghNavdeep) January 9, 2018
The year has just began and bad news have started coming in.Kapil Mohan passed away. A Padmashree, retd. Brigadier and last but not the least- the man behind Old Monk. pic.twitter.com/74xtQuJLMv— gandharva (@gandharva) January 8, 2018
Brigadier (Retd) Kapil Mohan, former Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd and the creator of ‘Old Monk’ Rum passes awayRIP Sir#OldMonk ~ The Iconic Indian Dark Rum pic.twitter.com/5YnwUXMqLq— Ashish Verma (@AshVerma111) January 9, 2018
Legendary Entrepreneur, Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd, Padmashree Brig. Dr. Kapil Mohan VSM (Rtd) passes away at Mohan Nagar. He was the man behind the success of famous brands like Old Monk, Solan No. 1, Golden Eagle! Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/VgvJMNnRkn— Hilarious Tweets 💯 (@TrollAjithMemes) January 8, 2018
Man behind success of old monk passes away. There must be 7 days national mourning and I mean it. RIP Kapil Mohan, yours is the biggest contribution to mankind.— Mohit 🚢 (@sailorsmoon) January 8, 2018