The accused was reportedly arrested after the viral video resulted in several netizens urging...
Baba ka Dhaba owner Kanta Prasad attempted suicide on Thursday night. He was admitted to the Safdarjung hospital in a critical situation.
Delhi | Kanta Prasad, 80 y/o owner of 'Baba Ka Dhaba' was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital last night. He had brought in an unconscious condition after he consumed alcohol & sleeping pills. Statement of his son has been recorded for the same. Probe on: DCP South Atul Thakur— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2021
According to reports, Prasad took an overdose of sleeping pills due to huge debt on him.
After receiving huge fame and donations through YouTuber Gaurav Wasan’s video, 80-year-old Kanta Prasad and his wife Badaami Devi opened a restaurant in South Delhi. Though the restaurant couldn’t do well, and the couple was unable to meet the expenses, Prasad reopened his old roadside Dhaba.
Last year Baba Ka Dhaba gained attention when food blogger Gaurav Wasan posted about the loss faced by Kanta Prasad during the pandemic. The elderly couple was struggling to meet their daily needs.
Soon after Wasan’s viral video, many people started visiting the Baba ka Dhaba and made donations to support the couple.
But things took a wrong turn when Prasad blamed Wasan for fraudulently acquiring his donation money. Moreover, an FIR was also filed against the YouTuber.
Responding to the allegations, Gaurav shared his bank statement publically. The dispute was in the news for quite some time.
Though, last week Kanta Prasad apologized to Gaurav and stated that he wasn’t a thief.
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With all the twists and turns, it is yet to be seen why did Prasad attempt suicide. We pray for his good health and speedy recovery.