Brigadier Kapil Mohan, the man who created Old Monk, an iconic brand of dark rum that managed to reach the hearts (and livers) of many, passed away on January 6, 2018. The 88-year-old was an entrepreneur who served as chairman and managing director of Mohan Meakin.
Launched in 1954, Kapil Mohan’s Old Monk for many is not just a drink but an emotion.
Many, especially people from the defence forces, relate with the drink and have a more intense attachment to it, more so because the creator too belonged to their fraternity. The love and loss is evident in the magnitude of outpour from members of the defence forces on social media, as they mourn Mohan’s death with nostalgic messages.
Using the hashtag #OldMonk, which has been trending on Twitter all day, many paid their tributes to the 2010 Padma Shri awardee, and as it happens, there were a fair share of those coming from the defence fraternity, reminiscing his epic drink. Here are some of the tweets that have been doing round on social media:
— The Asian Age (@TheAsianAgeNews) 9 January 2018
And this one:
— Chetan Pawar 😀 (@babahasmukh) 8 January 2018
On this day when we pay our tributes to this legendary army man, feeling compelled to share my favourite #OldMonk moment ever captured on camera.
RIP Brig. Kapil Mohan. Your legacy will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/dmNltjGbhe
— Vishal Tripathi (@theneotorious) 9 January 2018