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Baba Ka Dhaba owner attempts suicide; wife says he was under stress

Kanta Prasad, whose Baba Ka Dhaba in South Delhi's Malviya Nagar area became famous overnight after his video went viral on social media, attempted suicide on Thursday night.

Baba Ka Dhaba owner attempts suicide; wife says he was under stress
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New Delhi, First Published Jun 18, 2021, 4:17 PM IST
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Kanta Prasad, whose Baba Ka Dhaba in South Delhi's Malviya Nagar area became famous overnight after his video went viral on social media, attempted suicide on Thursday night.

He is reported to be in critical condition at the Safdarjung Hospital.

After a video about him went viral, crowd-funding enabled Kanta Prasad to open a new restaurant. However, the restaurant had to be closed about four months ago after it incurred losses.

Kanta Prasad shut down the restaurant in February. According to media reports, while the restaurant's monthly expenditure was around Rs 1 lakh, the average monthly sales never exceeded Rs 40,000.

Kanta's wife Badami Devi told the police that her husband was under stress for the past few days.

The incident comes days after Kanta Prasad apologised to YouTuber Gaurav Wasan, whose video shot the 80-year-old to fame.

The octogenarian had accused the Youtuber of swindling the money donated by people after the video went viral.

After shutting down his restaurant and going back to his old setup, Kanta Prasad had apologised to Wasan.

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