India’s very diverse and you would obviously know that. We’re a population of 1.2 billion+ and its increasing day by day. But correct me if I am wrong, there is one thing that has the power to unite Indians who enjoy drinking on those drinking nights. It’s the monk who doles out wisdom, one peg at a time – Old Monk.
It was a sad night yesterday, when we found out that the man behind the brand, Brigadier (retired) Kapil Mohan passed away due to a cardiac arrest at the age of 88.
The Managing Director of Mohan Meakin Ltd., Solan Brewery.
Very sorry to know about the sad demise of
Brig Kapil Mohan ,he remained President of
Municipal committee Solan.i pray God to
give 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
And, Internet been mourning the Padma Shri awardee’s loss, weeping and missing him.
1. *raises a toast*
Old Monk + Engineering + Friends = Best days of our Life.
RIP Kapil Mohan , you'll be Missed & sipped !!
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) January 8, 2018
2. Old Monk = Bae!
— Past Perfect (@PastPerfectLive) January 8, 2018
3. It was sad, indeed.
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
4. Old Monk and the drinkers.
today, Old Monk will mourn. Brig (Retd) Dr Kapil Mohan, Chmn Mohan Meakins Breweries, makers of the iconic Old Monk dark rum, passed away
— Neeta Kolhatkar (@neetakolhatkar) January 8, 2018
5. And, millions are remembering you.
— Gautam Chintamani (@GChintamani) January 8, 2018
6. Even I don’t like rum, but yeah, he’s the man who gave all something to love.
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
7. People got really emotional.
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
8. People are reminded of the taste and the bottles.
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%
RIP Kapil Mohan , you'll be Missed & sipped !! pic.twitter.com/5fmCBVASjW
— MAITRAV (@imMaitrav) January 8, 2018
9. Nostalgia washed over many.
So many memories and counting, Still remember fighting on Nukad with chiller Year 2002 get #OldMonk quarter @ Rs 40. Chana Masala @ Rs 5. 2 Chota Gold flake @ Rs 5.Gum Ka sathi Rum
— virendra (@viren_108) January 9, 2018
10. Like I said, it united Indians.
Kapil Mohan, the creator of the iconic Indian rum, Old Monk, passes away. This is the only drink which is famous among all the sections of society. Be it a CEO or a driver, an uncle or a youth, it's everyone's favourite. pic.twitter.com/wdz7YWmF2q
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) January 9, 2018
11. There are many who did that.
#OldMonk I am Gonna drink one bottle today to pay my respect 😊😊😊
— हरयाणवी आसाराम (@i_m_gurjar) January 9, 2018
12. And, comparisons started.
— Riya Mavi (@RiyaMavi007) January 9, 2018
13. Some felt the vacuum.
Will miss you Kapil Sir
Enjoy #OldMonk with gods in Heaven.
Ghaziabad is a place for legends, Lattis, Guns and the great RUM. today it feels the vacuum without you Kapil Sir.. Cheers..!!
ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/qcRYurNwUp
— #GauravPradhan 🇮🇳 (@DrGPradhan) January 9, 2018
14. People cherished their OM memories.
The only '#OldMonk ' ever to give me the high I craved, the advice I needed and the revelations I sought. you will forever be my go-to friend. Cheers!
— Krishna Tanna (@midnightblues02) January 9, 2018
15. Chota Old Mom is bae!
— Sunit Arora (@sunitarora) January 9, 2018
16. Broke millennial story.
Dear Old Monk,
You were there with me when I had to show up for college BYOB parties when I was too broke to buy any other alcohol.
Thanks, old friend #OldMonk
— Anandita Malhotra (@theopengates) January 9, 2018
17. The final salute.
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
OM fans are feeling the gush of emotions and are overwhelmed. They are raising their glasses to the man who gave us the ultimate drink.