Jiggs Kalra, the czar of Indian cuisine, passes away
Twitterati paid tribute to the culinary legend.
While there has been no official confirmation on his death from family, Twitter was flooded with tributes for the late legend.
He is survived by his son Zorawar Kalra who runs Massive Restaurants Private Limited.
Food critic and EasyDiner co-founder Vir Sanghvi wrote, "Goodbye old friend.The great Jiggs Kalra who did so much to rediscover the lost secrets of Indian food and who gave chefs their rightful place in the sun goes off to that great kitchen in the sky to ensure that the gods eat his wonderful food.There will never be another Jiggs."
Goodbye old friend.The great Jiggs Kalra who did so much to rediscover the lost secrets of Indian food and who gave… https://t.co/vUrUJeWpOb— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) 1559627057000
My deepest condolences to @ZorawarKalra & Dildeep.They were the best son & daughter-in-law Jiggs Kalra could ever… https://t.co/WbEySzthmb— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) 1559627478000
Film-maker Hansal Mehta thanked Kalra for introducing him to Indian food, and shaping his passion for cooking.
RIP Jiggs Kalra. Thank you for introducing me to Indian food and it's treasure of recipes. All your books adorn my… https://t.co/vkaerz5z87— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) 1559629308000