It is difficult for me to process the turbulence that my feelings have been thrown in, and millions acrosss the nation share this heartache with me today. The creator of Old Monk, Brig. Kapil Mohan has passed away and Twitter is grieving.
Old Monk wasn’t just a drink, it was a companion, a friend who no matter who you were, how much money you had, or what watering hole/5 Star you were at, was forever by your side. I remember my days of being a teen on pocket money, barely legal and with no alcoholic tolerance whatsoever, pooling enough money between 3-4 friends to buy one quarter of Old Monk, the spirit of the Gods. I have Brig. Kapil Mohan to thank for those memories.
Whether you’re a college student, blue collar, white collar facing the month end blues or any end of the economic spectrum, if you have ever tasted Old Monk, you have surely created a string of fond memories of drunken dances, called people up to tell them you love them in the middle of the night. Brig. Kapil Mohan gave us the proverbial friend in need that is always one wine shop away!
Twitter users were overcome with grief and sadness as they proceeded to pay tribute to Brig. Kapil Mohan, thanking him for giving us Old Monk, and raising the bottle for one last cheers.
Old Monk to celebrate, Old Monk to mourn. RIP!
— Shibani (@Doveye) January 9, 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
— Vinayak (@Veenyak_) January 8, 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
The creator of Old Monk, Brigadier Kapil Mohan, passed away at the age of 88. https://t.co/9aTjK9ekY0
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 8, 2018
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
Sad! 😔 Om Shanti! pic.twitter.com/iojgKy6YGv
— Mukul Sharma 🇮🇳 (@mukkulsharma) January 8, 2018
A drink to mourn .. pic.twitter.com/YO5yop74FP
— Tesla (@NoOne_tamizh) 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
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
"Old Monk" Thousand cheers to man who created iconic drink the Old Monk Rum Brig Kapil Mohan.Will miss you and a big Thank you .Om Shanti Om pic.twitter.com/4ZIjoOl0yd
— Yogesh (@yogashar99) January 8, 2018
Mr Kapil Mohan of #OldMonkRum fame passes away! My long association with it may have been severed now, but still got to say, nothing like Old Monk, nothing would be…| @sharanpoovanna pic.twitter.com/8TRmysXGWD
— Chethan Kumar (@chethan_dash) January 9, 2018
The creator of Old Monk passed away today. I pray to the Gods to allow him to rest in peace. Jai Shri Rum.
— Murali (@the_brahminator) January 9, 2018
— Abel Premnath 🇮🇳 (@INDDigitalNinja) January 9, 2018
R.I.P. Chairman and MD of Mohan Meakin Ltd, Padmashree Brig. Dr. Kapil Mohan VSM (Rtd) – the man behind the success of famous brands "Old Monk". pic.twitter.com/0zLmzWWLyg
— Gaurav Jain (@GauravJaini) January 9, 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
— Soumyadip Choudhury (@soumyadip) January 9, 2018
2018 has already begun on an excruciatingly sad note for me. Rest In Peace Brig. Kapil Mohan, you have impacted the lives of millions of people, and were the first drink of many. It shall also be my last! Old Monk is love, Old Monk is life.