Laxman Murdeshwar, Owner Of 'Mamledar Misal' passes away

Mumbai-based Laxman Murdeshwar, owner of Mamledar Misal has passed away on Tuesday, December 1, after dealing with a prolonged illness.

Laxman Murdeshwar, Owner Of 'Mamledar Misal' passes away

On Tuesday, December 1, Laxman Murdeshwar, the owner of the very popular ‘Mamledar Misal’ passed away after dealing with a prolonged illness.

The 84-year-old has been tingling the taste buds of the people in Mumbai since 1952. The 'Mamledar Misal' was founded by Murdeshwar's father Narsimha, who introduced misal along with other Maharashtrian dishes which later became popular across the city. Over the years, the Murdeshwar family have served people across Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai at their 14 joints.

Misal Pav, a famous Maharashtrian dish, usually served with bread rolls is ideally topped with farsan or sev, onions, lemon and coriander. It can be consumed as a breakfast dish, as a snack and also as a full meal. Overcrowded on regular days, the restaurant has been attracting a long list of politicians and celebrities. Once Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MSN) Chief Raj Thackeray and his son Amit Thackeray were once spotted enjoying the delicious Misal Pav.

Earlier this year, Jaffer Gulam Mansuri, the 84-year-old owner of the iconic ‘Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar’ chain of restaurants, popularly known for its biryani, succumbed to the coronavirus in Mumbai on Thursday, September 10.

Mansuri had been admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital and had been on a ventilator since September 2. Mansuri, originally from Ahmedabad, was instrumental in setting up the restaurant back in 1973. Often being called the “biriyani king” of Mumbai, the entrepreneur succumbed to a cardiac arrest as he was being treated for COVID-19.

He has been survived by four sons and three daughters. Moreover, as per reports, he has been laid to rest in the Bada Kabrastan in Marine Lines. Jaffer Gulam Mansuri, who started out with a humble business in Islampura near the crowded Kamathipura in Grant Road later expanded the business to newer heights. Today, the chain has restaurants from Panchgani to Dubai.

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