Do you remember the viral story of Baba Ka Dhaba? Well, the 80-year-old owner of Baba Ka Dhaba, a street-side kiosk in Delhi, is now the owner of a restaurant. Kanta Prasad and his wife Badami Devi have recently opened a new restaurant by the same name in Malviya Nagar after he shot to success and popularity with the help of a video that was featured by Swad Official YouTube channel run by Gaurav Wasan.
According to ANI report, the restaurant is just a few minutes away from their old kiosk and serves Indian and Chinese cuisine.
The original Baba Ka Dhaba was a street kiosk, where the elderly couple was struggling to make ends meet and used to sell dal, paneer curry, parathas, and rice at INR 30-50 a plate. Their plight was brought to the limelight by food blogger Gaurav Wasan about two months ago when he made a video of them wherein Mr. Prasad broke down talking about their struggles.
The video went viral on Instagram and garnered over 9 million views in 24 hours. Within a day, Baba Ka Dhaba became a famous spot that was even supported by celebs like Sonam Kapoor, Ravichandran Ashwin, Parikshit Khuranna, and more.
All this has now helped the couple in starting afresh with this new place. In a statement, he informed ANI, “It has everything from furniture to staff, and has also installed CCTV cameras.” Thanking people for love and support, he said, “We are very happy, God has blessed us. I want to thank people for their help. I appeal to them to visit my restaurant.”