Kanta Prasad of ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ fame in in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar was admitted to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Thursday night after he attempted suicide, police said.
Cops said they received a PCR call on Thursday about a man who had tried to take his own life and was brought to the hospital.
A report on Indian Express said that when cops reached the hospital they found it was Prasad. Prasad’s wife told cops that he has been depressed for the past several days. She also informed them that the couple had to close down a restaurant recently which they had started after well-wishers had provided them with funds after seeing prasad’s plight last year.
YouTuber Gaurav Wasan had highlighted the poor condition of Kanta Prasad (80) and his wife Badaami Devi’s eatery through a viral video last year, following which, he got overnight fame and was able to open a new restaurant and was also able to settle all his debts and buy smartphones for himself and the family.
Eighty-year-old Kanta Prasad and his wife Badaami Devi were back to the old Dhaba after their restaurant in south Delhis Malviya Nagar wasnt successful.
Following last years success, Prasad had invested Rs 5 lakh to open the new restaurant and hired three workers. After a brief period of success, the footfall decreased significantly and Prasad had to shut it down. He said, The average monthly sales never crossed Rs 40,000. I had to bear all the losses. In hindsight, I feel we were wrongly advised to open a new restaurant. Of the total investment of Rs 5 lakh, we managed to recover only ₹36,000 from the sale of chairs, utensils, and cooking machines, after the restaurant shut down.”
A few days ago, in an Instagram video that had gone viral, Prasad with folded hands had said that Gaurav Wasan was not a thief and that he never claimed that he was one. Prasad said that he was wrong to say malicious things about him, He added, I made a mistake by saying I didnt call him but he approached us himself, Id like to apologise.”