Chances are, if you grew up on the Indian subcontinent, an Old Monk and coke was probably one of your first drinks (due to cost constraints, obviously). However, over the years we grew to love the sweet taste and signature smell of Old Monk as it (voluntarily) became one of our favorite drinks.
Unfortunately for us, the man behind all the magic, Brig Kapil Mohan, the creator of the ‘solution for all internal problems’ has passed away on Saturday after a cardiac arrest at the age of 88.
Launched in 1954, Old Monk was for a long time the largest selling dark rum in the world. It was, for many years, the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor brand as well. However, of late, the company has been in the news following rumors that it is taking its bestselling beverage off the market amid dropping sales.
Tributes poured in on Social Media following the news of Kapil Mohan’s death, as users shared their Old Monk memories and toasted the man behind Mohan Meakin.
— Chetan Pawar ? (@babahasmukh) January 8, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/e90ZIHm2yv
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) January 8, 2018
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
RIP Brigadier Kapil Mohan, your legacy will live on forever in our Old Monk memories.