Scores of Delhiites descended upon Baba Ka Dhaba after a heartfelt video asking support for the 80-year-old’s food stall stormed the internet.
Baba Ka Dhaba’s broken-hearted video sent the internet into a spiral
There’s no denying most of us have been badly impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak in one way or the other, be it health, finance, lifestyle or adjusting to the new normal. Things changed drastically in the last seven months, particularly in the case of small businesses.
Delhi-based food blogger Gaurav Wasan recently headed to ‘Baba Ka Dhaba,’ a tiny food stall owned by 80-year-old Kanta Prasad and his wife, cooking rice and rotis served with two curries. After talking through their offerings and prices at “half rate,” Wasan made a generous offer buying all the dishes they’ve cooked. To which, Prasad broke down into tears as he was promised more people will visit your stall and make a donation.
Wasan’s video made its rounds on social media with thousands of users sharing Prasad’s story. Not to mention its viral outreach, celebrities like Sunil Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Nimrat Kaur and Randeep Hooda reshared the clip encouraging their followers to support the food stall.
For those residing in Delhi, you can visit their store and here’s the address: Address: Block B, Shivalik Colony, Opposite Hanuman Mandir. Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Hundreds line up at Baba Ka Dhaba to eat and make a donation
Following Wasan’s viral video, people from all around Greater Delhi made their way to Prasad’s food stall lining up to order a meal and donate money. India’s online food-ordering giant, Zomato even added their stall onto their listings.
Check out the crowds surrounding Baba Ka Dhaba:
Wasan also shared a photo of Kanta Prasad in all-smiles the next day.
(Featured photograph credit: Flickr)