New Delhi: Kanta Prasad, the owner of the small eatery 'Baba ka Dhaba' that was recently in the limelight on social media, on Monday opened a new restaurant in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar area. The new restaurant has also been named Baba ka Dhaba'.
"We have opened a restaurant today which is near my small eatery. We will serve Indian and Chinese cuisines and have hired two chefs for the same. I will keep running my old eatery also," Prasad said.
Delhi: Kanta Prasad, the 80-year-old owner of 'Baba Ka Dhaba', starts a new restaurant in Malviya Nagar.
"We're very happy, god has blessed us. I want to thank people for their help, I appeal to them to visit my restaurant. We will serve Indian & Chinese cuisine here," he says. pic.twitter.com/Rg8YAaJ1zk
— ANI (@ANI) December 21, 2020
The 80-year-old said he has opened the restaurant at a rented accommodation.
Tushant Adlakha, a social worker who also works with Prasad, said the restaurant will start functioning from Wednesday.
"Today, it was the opening of the restaurant. Prasad will take two days to set up the kitchen and from Wednesday, they will start serving food to customers. They have both dine-in and take away options. They have hired two chefs and the rest of their family members are helping in the restaurant," Adlakha said.
Meanwhile, Twitterati was in splits over the announcement. Some came forward in support of Prasad while some slammed him alleging that he had played with the emotions of people across the country who made donations after his video went viral on social media platforms.
This is a example that everyone gets a chance so don't loose hope, things can change for better quickly. The key is लगे रहो 🙂
— Aniruddha Athawale (@aniathawale) December 21, 2020
God bless people who has helped in this crisis to small venture. We also pray that God give helpers more strength and will to support all those who genuinely need assistance.v
— Prakash Chhangani (@pchhangani) December 21, 2020
Wah Baba Wah
Jai Ho internet ki!!
Baba ka swag badhta hi ja raha hai
— Gujarati Chandler (@Sardar_vPatel) December 21, 2020
Lalchi hai. He made good money because of that soul who put his halat on SM. Is sale ne usi ko phansa diya. Not a good man. Thankless.
— Sharique شارق (@shariquenomani) December 21, 2020
indian people are too emotional who showered money on him...he built an empire by milking the emotions of public in form of money and publicity..
— bhatakati_aatma (@bhatakati_aatma) December 21, 2020
जिसने मुर्दे को श्मशान से उठाकर जीवनदान दिया उसको बर्बाद करने की पूरी तैयारी कर ली थी जिसने। अब कहाँ से आया इतना पैसा।
— कुमार (@kumar24_7) December 21, 2020
Many even cracked funny memes on the announcement.
Kanta bhai now pic.twitter.com/JfXNrCklLS
— Shri Krishna Dr Sudhansu Trivedi fan club (@bholabhandariji) December 21, 2020
YouTuber Gaurav Vasan, meanwhile👇 pic.twitter.com/fRZoGT2CdM
— K (@erostratus_) December 21, 2020
Mein hun iska beta.
Sb aadat same h ji.
— Akash ਆਕਾਸ਼ (@Strong_Bharat) December 21, 2020
Kahi wo aisa na bol de apne customer ko 😂😂😂🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/qTBC8NMawZ
— kaala tika 🌑 (@anttshant) December 21, 2020
Meanwhile YouTuber Gaurav Wasan watching inside the restaurant from the window pic.twitter.com/XSBiaMAd5u
— Aman (@BeInG_a_MaN1) December 21, 2020
Prasad had shot to fame after a video of him tearfully talking about the financial distress he faced in the months since the lockdown was shot by a man and shared widely across social media platforms.
Nearly a month after his video went viral, Prasad had filed a complaint against the YouTuber for alleged misappropriation of funds.
In his complaint to police, Prasad had alleged that the man who shot and published the video "intentionally and deliberately shared only his and his family/friends bank details and mobile numbers with the donors and collected huge amount of donation... without providing any information to the complainant".
(With PTI Inputs)