Brigadier (retd.) Kapil Mohan known as ‘Old Monk’ passed away at the age of 88


  • Brigadier (retd.) Kapil Mohan passed away at the age of 88 years on 6 January 2018, was the man behind which famous Indian liquor brand.
  • Brigadier (retd.) Kapil Mohan was former Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd. and the man behind the rum Old Monk.
  • He had launched the ‘Old Monk’ rum in 1954 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. 
  • Other famous brands started by him include Solan No. 1 whiskey and Golden Eagle beer.
  • Recipient of Padma Shri in 2010, Kapil Mohan led the much-needed diversification of the company after he took over the reins of the erstwhile Dyer Meakin Breweries.