December 8, 2023

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.

Cricketer R Ashwin, actors like Randeep Hooda, Raveena Tandon and Sonam Kapoor were among those who sought to help the couple.

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.


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