Let us know the whole story of the new internet sensation, ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’
A glimpse of how social media can be used positively was seen when the video of a poor elderly couple in Delhi became famous after the video went viral. A video surfaced on Twitter on Wednesday, in which an elderly couple running ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ told that their work has come to a standstill after the lockdown and only the number of customers come to the Dhaba. Sharing this video, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti wrote that tomorrow he will go to this Dhaba and help this elderly couple. After this, the video went viral and there was a bunch of customers on ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ on Thursday. Let’s know what is the whole story of ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ and who is the owner of this Dhaba.
Where is the ‘Baba ka Dhaba’ in Delhi..?
Kanta Prasad and his wife Badami Devi run ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ together. Situated in B block in front of Hanuman Temple in Shivalik Colony, Malviya Nagar, South Delhi, this Dhaba is served from tea-breakfast to lunch. The elderly Kanta Prasad is very happy to see his video going viral and a bunch of customers gathered at the Dhaba and, he also giving thanks to the people who visit the Dhaba. He told that earlier no one visits his Dhaba and now it seems that the whole of India is with him.
80-year-old Kanta Prasad has been running this Dhaba since 1988.
When asked about Kanta Prasad, he said, ‘I am beyond 80 years of age and since 1988 we have been running this Dhaba. We arrive here around 6 am and the food is ready by 9:30 Am”. Earnings are negligible, because of low customer demand most of the food became waste, they move towards home with left food. Pulses, rice, vegetables, roti, parathas, tea make all the food. The family has two sons and a daughter, but no one helps. Before the lockdown, the work used to go well, but now there are very few customers.
Children’s doesn’t give anything from their earnings.
At the same time, Badami Devi said after changing the situation of the dhaba, “Earlier there was no sale… If there was no sale, then there was no revenue. Whatever food was left, they used to take it home, they used to eat it. Sometimes it happened that if there was no ration, then we had to be sleep hungry. Children do not give anything from their earnings. One son’s work is dropped due to some reasons and the other son who works, he gives nothing. The daughter is married but stays with us. There is a granddaughter, 12 years old … we have to take care of her studies also. A lot of people have come from this morning, so we are very happy, also all the food is finished. ‘
The Gaurav Vasan, who bought this story to the limelight.
If you remain active on social media, then you must know the story of this elderly couple of Delhi. ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ has been trending on social media for the last three days. The person who made ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ so famous is Gaurav Vasan, he brought the ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ story to the public and peoples credited him for returning the lost smile on the face of the elderly couple, is a food blogger, and YouTuber. Gaurav appealed to netizens that the help of ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ help should continue.
The video of this old man wiping tears was so shared that Baba’s Dhaba trend started on Twitter on Thursday. Many Bollywood celebrities also appealed for his help by sharing videos.
Actress Raveena Tandon shared the video and wrote- “Whoever eats here, send me your picture. I will give a lovely message with your photo.” Raveena also wrote a hashtag ‘ Dilli walo dil dikhao’.
Sunil Shetty shared the video and wrote- Come, help him and, bring back his smile. Vendors around us need our help.
Randeep Hooda tweet and appealed – If you are in Delhi then go to ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’. With this, Randeep also wrote the complete address of the Dhaba.