Czar of Indian Cuisine Jiggs Kalra dies at the age of 72

Jiggs Kalra can be remembered from his TV shows on Doordarshan. However many associate Kalra with restaurants like Punjab Grill, Made in Punjab, Masala Library and Farzi Cafe


On June 4, J. Inder Singh Kalra, popularly known as Jiggs Kalra passed away at the age of 72. Kalra was a gastronome, restaurateur, food consultant, author, and columnist was known for bringing a wave of the culinary revolution in India. Jiggs Kalra, died this morning, reportedly after a long illness.

Kalra became a known face after he appeared on TV shows on Doordarshan. However, several people associate him with restaurants like Punjab Grill, Made in Punjab, Masala Library and Farzi Cafe. 

Along with this, the Indian cuisine giant has been the reason for the culinary success of numerous restaurants of ITC Hotels, The Oberoi Group, and The Park Group. He has also been a part of many Indian diplomatic contingents serving royalty like Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and Heads of States like Bill Clinton.

Along with being an able restaurateur, he was an avid writer. In his lifetime, Kalra authored 11 books on Indian cuisine, among which is Prashad, considered the ultimate guide for chefs in India and is also a part of the curriculum at various hospitality management institutions.

He may have gone but his teachings and his legacy will live on forever. Various celebrities took Twitter to express their grief,

Jiggs Kalra is succeeded by his son, Zorawar Kalra who runs Massive Restaurants Private Limited.

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