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Power of social media: help pours in for Delhi's Baba Ka Dhaba

Oct 08, 2020 15:09 IST

On Wednesday night, the plight of an elderly couple who sell home cooked meals from a roadside dhaba in Delhi's Malviya Nagar caught the attention of social media. A video by a food blogger showed 80-year-old Kanta Prasad and his wife, on the verge of tears on their meagre earnings. The duo serve meals at 30-50 rupees a plate. On asking how much he earned, Kanta Prasad produced 10 rupee notes and broke down. Just like many others, the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on the livelihood of this elderly couple. Within hours of being shared on social media, the video garnered thousands of likes and retweets, catching the attention of celebrities, ministers and cricketers along with others. Bollywood actors Sonam Kapoor, Suneil Shetty and Raveena Tandon have even offered to help. On Thursday morning, photos of the smiling couple made waves on the Internet, after numerous people visited their humble stall, urging others to visit 'Baba ka dhaba' and support them. Some reports say, the food sold out this morning.

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