‘Baba ka Dhaba’ owner opens new restaurant in Delhi, sparks meme fest

Kanta Prasad, the owner of ‘Baba ka Dhaba’, a small eatery which recently created a lot of buzz on social media, on Monday opened a new restaurant in Malviya Nagar area of south Delhi.
Guess what? The new restaurant has also got the same name – ‘Baba ka Dhaba’.

“We have opened a restaurant today which is near my small eatery. We will serve Indian and Chinese cuisines and have hired two chefs for the same. I will keep running my old eatery also,” the 80-year-old said.

Prasad said that he has opened the restaurant at a rented accommodation.

Tushant Adlakha, a social worker who also works with Prasad, said the restaurant services will kick off from Wednesday.

“Today, it was the opening of the restaurant. Prasad will take two days to set up the kitchen and from Wednesday, they will start serving food to customers. They have both dine-in and take away options. They have hired two chefs and the rest of their family members are helping in the restaurant,” Adlakha said.

How Kanta Prasad shot to fame?

Prasad came in limelight after a video showing him in all tears and talking about his financial distress during the lockdown went viral on social media.

The video was posted by a YouTuber, a complaint against whom was filed by Prasad a month later alleging misappropriation of funds.

Why Kanta Prasad filed complaint against YouTuber?

Prasad in his complaint to police had alleged that the man who shot and published the video “intentionally and deliberately shared only his and his family/friends bank details and mobile numbers with the donors and collected huge amount of donation without providing any information to the complainant”.

Netizens react to Kanta Prasad’s new restaurant 

Social media users cheered for Baba and wrote, “God bless people who has helped in this crisis to small venture. We also pray that God give helpers more strength and will to support all those who genuinely need assistance” [sic]

Another user said, “This is a example that everyone gets a chance so don’t loose hope, things can change for better quickly. The key is लगे रहो.” [sic] While this news also invited some hilarious memes.

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