“In addition to leading his own company’s success, Dilip embodied servant leadership and truly went above and beyond to invest his time, money and energy into other MBEs. His impact on our network is far-reaching, and signifies a legacy that will reverberate for years to come. I will personally miss his warm smile and laughter, his encouraging actions, and his genuine eagerness to assist business owners. On behalf of a grateful network, our thoughts and prayers are with Mona, Rick, Joey and the rest of the family.” – Michelle Sourie Robinson
Dilip Kumar Mullick, of Saline, Michigan, passed away April 4th, 2017 at the age of 67. He ended his two-year battle against pancreatic cancer peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. Dilip was born in Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India to his parents Keshav and Sushma Mullick. Dilip is survived by his wife of 32 years Mona Mullick, and his two sons Joey (Vasvi) and Rick. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved older brother Dr. Subhash C. Mullick, father-in-law Nirmal Bhattacharjee, brother-in-law Sunit Sen, and sister-in-law Shikha Mullick. He is also survived by his five siblings: Prabhash C. Mullick (Reena), Dr. Prakash C. Mullick, Sheila Sen, Dr. Prabir K. Mullick (Shubha), and Rita Ghosh (Deepak). In addition to his brothers and sisters, Dilip is survived by his mother-in-law Sova Bhattacharjee and brother-in-law Kousik Bhattacharjee (Shampa). Dilip leaves behind 19 nieces and nephews and the Mullick’s lifelong friends the Sachdeva family: Manoj, Poonam, Devi (Arun), and Amit. Dilip will be remembered for his fierce loyalty to family, friends and community. He will be missed for his infectious laugh and constant smile that were balanced by the determination of a four-star general.
Most would say Dilip’s largest accomplishment was the company he co-founded with Manoj Sachdeva. Dilip and Manoj started East West Industrial Engineering Company Inc. (E.W.I.E.) in 1981. Together they grew E.W.I.E. into an industry leader in tooling distribution. Dilip would say he was blessed with success, so that he could help others. He served as a mentor, philanthropist and benefactor to many. In order to help the most people possible, he focused on the creation and growth of The Mullick Foundation and Michigan Kali Bari Temple. Through these organizations his charitable legacy will live on.
Publisher’s Note: Although we typically do not publish obituaries due to the sheer size of our constituency, recipients of the President’s award, our organization’s highest individual honor are an exception to the rule.