Brigadier Kapil Mohan the man who brought us Old Monk passed away on Saturday. A massive heart attack snuffed out the life of the man who brought us all so much joy and a steady shoulder to cry on during those dark times. The man's passing away has Twitterati mourning while some responded in the most unique ways, here are some of the tweets
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
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
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
Actress Poonam Pandey also commented on Kapil Mohan's passing away
Can't belive... The man who's Brand ' Old Monk ' i drank as a teenager with my College folks is no More ... will miss u! But the Monk will be alive in Hearts of all #OldMonk #KapilMohan pic.twitter.com/XzdtcnPwMi
— Poonam Pandey (@iPoonampandey) January 8, 2018
Actor Ashwin Mushran chose to toast to the man's life and all his contributions
— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) January 9, 2018
That aside, some Tweets were truly heartwarmingly funny
Rip Brig. Kapil Mohan
All your contribution for making this rum the icon it is amongst college students will be remembered
Days.. Nights and lives are incomplete without #OldMonk pic.twitter.com/ik5TuyQCrc
— Abhinav Bathula (@Lucifloydly) January 9, 2018
Others chose to remember the good old days
The iconic drink of the late 60s and early 70s. Used to purchase Old Monk and Hercules XXX from Navy canteen in Coimbatore, on the slyThe cooks used to store it in waste bins and sell at 100 bucks a bottle!
— mohan (@mohan3501) January 8, 2018
Old Monk + Engineering + Friends = Best days of our Life.
RIP Kapil Mohan , you'll be Missed & sipped !!
— Boring... (@graphicalcomic) January 8, 2018
And some compared the dark rum drink to 'amrutha varshini' or a raga in Carnatic music that is believed to produce rain
#OldMonk, RIP sir. Your creation is a amrutha varshini to us.
— Madhukar Moogala (@Galakar) January 9, 2018