Baba Ka Dhaba couple, Kanta Prasad and his wife Badaami Devi became an overnight internet sensation last year. Youtuber Gaurav Wasan’s video featuring the couple struggling to make the ends meet during the pandemic went viral, generating a huge response from the nation. Hundreds of Delhites queued outside their roadside eatery for days, many from across the country donated huge amounts to the couple.
Kanta Prasad invested Rs 5 lakh to open a restaurant in the city. While it received an impressive response from people in the beginning, their sales began to drop soon. It eventually failed. Kanta Prasad had to sell the furniture, food-making equipment, and other things to cover the loss. He could only manage to collect Rs 36000 in all.
Kanta Prasad had no option left but to return to his old eatery in Malviya Nagar in February. Prasad told HT that while the sales were okay before the lockdown, they are struggling to find customers for the last month. Life has come a full circle for the family of eight!