Outpouring of support for aged couple running ‘Baba ka Dhaba’ in Delhi after viral video
A video of the hardships being endured by the aged couple running the ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ eatery in South Delhi prompted an outpouring of support on social media.
A widely shared video of a tearful aged owner of a small eatery in South Delhi, talking about how he had no customers, prompted an outpouring of support.
The video which was shared on multiple social media platforms was recorded at a small eatery called ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ in Malviya Nagar. In the video, the stall’s owner, 80-year-old Kanta Prasad, shows vessels containing dal, soya curry, and other dishes that are ready to serve.
When asked how much the aged couple earn in a day, Prasad says, “Earning? This is how much we’ve earned.”
He then produced a thin bundle of Rs 10 notes from a box and said that’s all they’ve earned. The couple said they don’t earn more than Rs 80 a day, despite starting their day early at 6.30 am.
“Ever since the lockdown, life has been very difficult”, Prasad said.
The video also showed how small the stall is and as Prasad is seen wiping his tears as the video ends. The man recording the video is heard promising to help them.
Watch the video here:
Since the video was uploaded it has been viewed over 80,000 times on YouTube alone. It also prompted an outpouring of support from people, including celebrities and political leaders, all of whom sought to support the couple.
The campaign also caused #BabaKaDhaba and #Malviya Nagar to trend on Twitter and multiple people posted images and videos of their visits to the eatery after seeing the video.
“There was no sale during the lockdown but now it feels like whole India is with us,” said Prasad on Thursday.
#WATCH: “It feels like whole India is with us. Everyone is helping us”, says Kanta Prasad, owner of #BabaKaDhabha.
The stall in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar saw heavy footfall of customers after a video of the owner couple went viral. pic.twitter.com/nNpne6Arqs
— ANI (@ANI) October 8, 2020
Cricketer R Ashwin, actors like Randeep Hooda, Raveena Tandon and Sonam Kapoor were among those who sought to help the couple.
I am not able to message you, but is there a way I can help that man?? I would like to contribute.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 7, 2020
Do visit if you are in Delhi! 🙏🙏
बाबा का ढाबा
Block B, Shivalik Colony, Opposite Hanuman Mandir, Malviya Nagar, South Delhi. #SupportLocal #BabaKaDhaba https://t.co/yEfZPx3YAG
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) October 8, 2020
Spread the word around.
Wipe his tears #BabaKaDhaba https://t.co/BE9cXGEnSs
— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) October 8, 2020
Hi could you please dm me details.
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) October 7, 2020
#बाबाकाढाबा #dilliwalon #dil #dikhao. Whoever eats here, sends me pic, I shall put up a sweet message with your pics ! ♥️ #supportlocalbusiness #localvendors https://t.co/5DH73wz3SD
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) October 8, 2020
दिल्ली! चलो ‘बाबा का ढाबा’ पर मटर पनीर खाते हैं! मालवीय नगर में! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽💜💜💜 #SupportSmallBusinesses #VocalForLocal #ShowHeart https://t.co/khus7WJMB8
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 7, 2020
As the video went viral, AAP MLA Somnath Bharti also visited the stall.
“Will take care of them n I am starting a drive 2 take care of similarly placed people,” he wrote.
.@RICHA_LAKHERA .@VasundharaTankh .@sohitmishra99 .@sakshijoshii .@RifatJawaid .@ShonakshiC .@TheDeshBhakt Visited “Baba Ka Dhaba” n hv done d needful to bring SMILE on their faces as promised. Will take care of them n I am starting a drive 2 take care of similarly placed people. pic.twitter.com/S9A94AmJxK
— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) October 8, 2020
Pictures tells everything……. This smile is priceless. Thanks twitter to bring smile on his face @SonuSood @DrKumarVishwas @narendramodi @AmitShah @ArvindKejriwal @msisodia @manojmuntashir @anandmahindra @imVkohli @GautamGambhir @aajtak @ABPNews @ndtv pic.twitter.com/wIeVFUwpph
— Ankitkumarsingh (@Ankitkum6200) October 8, 2020
To all my friends in Delhi: Please please visit baba ka dhaba for lunch. When I worked in delhi , I survived like many other young professionals on lunch from such dhabas. The food is almost always delicious and the people are all ❤ https://t.co/m2CyiJZkhP
— Mohan Kumaramangalam மோகன் குமாரமங்கலம் (@MKumaramangalam) October 7, 2020
Power of Social Media 💓😍#BABAKADHABA pic.twitter.com/0eNr3hl1kP
— 🌠 Sandeep Pathak 🌠 (@PathakAKWarrior) October 8, 2020
Dilliwalon responded with kindness and showered #BabaKaDaba with love.
Baba is busy cooking as Ba smiles for the camera.
Thanks Madhur for taking the initiative.
Let us all pledge to buy from the roadside tapris who have suffered unimaginable losses during the lockdown. https://t.co/fFBxYoJoJh
— Soumyadipta (@Soumyadipta) October 8, 2020
Dear DB Family in Delhi.
I know we are still severely restricted in our movements – but if around Malviya Nagar – please stop by at Baba Ka Dhaba🙏🏼 https://t.co/WXXVB1NZKL
— Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) October 7, 2020
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