Yesterday, a video broke of an elderly couple selling food on Dhaba broke out on internet. The video went viral in few hours. It all started with an Instagram post and a late night tweet. Blogger Gaurav Vasan shot the video.
In the video, 80 year old Kanta Prasad with her wife Badami Devi told Gaurav that they are managing this Dhaba from 32 years. He also told that they start cooking at 6.30 am and are ready with the day’s meal by 9.30 am. He then told about dishes he had made but said they are not manage to sell whole food. Dal, curry, parathas and rice were kept in large dishes, ready to serve for around ₹30-50 a plate. When Gaurav asked about their earning, Kanta Prasad broke down and said they had only managed to earn about ₹50 in last 4 hours.
They hardly ever made huge profits, but the pandemic has been devastating to their little enterprise. The couple gets no help from their children – two sons and a daughter.
When Kanta Prasad was showing food to Gaurav, the food was looking really tasty. Gaurav also helped the old couple yesterday and asked to donate and visit Baba Ka Dhaba and support the old couple.
The Power Of Social Media!
And within hours the video broke out and many people visited Baba Ka Dhaba including youtubers like Harsh Beniwal. Twitter trend started for this old age couple in their support. Many big celebrities, cricketers twitted and posted stories on their Instagram. General public also shared their video and asked to support them.
“We are very happy with the number of customers that are turning up now. We are grateful for the public support,” said Kanta Prasad. His wife added, “During the lockdown months we could not sell anything. We struggled to survive but today we have been flooded with customers. We want to give our blessings to all those who helped us.”
This is the power of social media. This is how it brings smiles to the old age couple.
In a new video, “Baba” had this message: “It is not just me…there are many others who need help, who lost their earnings.”