New Delhi: Kanta Prasad, the owner of Baba Ka Dhaba eatery in Delhi, has been admitted to Safdarjung Hospital in the national capital following a suicide bid. Confirming the reports, a senior police officer that Prasad was rushed to hospital on Thursday night. His condition is said to be critical. His wife has reportedly informed the cops that Prasad had been depressed for the last few days. Prasad, as per reports, tried to kill himself by overdosing on sleeping pills.Also Read - Three Arrested For Posing as Cops, Robbing Delivery Boy in South Delhi
Notably, the octogenarian had shot to fame last year after a YouTuber Gaurav Wasan highlighted his financial condition in a video. After the video went viral, the eatery became an overnight success as people from across the country made generous donations to Kanta Prasad. Also Read - All is Well that Ends Well: YouTuber Gaurav After 'Baba Ka Dhaba' Owner Apologises for 'Mistake'
In December last year, Kanta Prasad had started a new restaurant in Malviya Nagar using the donation money. However, he had to shut down the eatery, owing to losses. The name of Kanta Prasad’s new restaurant was also ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ and was just a few minutes away from his old Dhaba. Also Read - Viral Video: Baba Ka Dhaba Owner Apologises, Says Never Called YouTuber Gaurav Wasan 'Chor'
“I had shut that new eatery on February 15. The heavy expense of around Rs 1 lakh was involved in running it and we had to pay Rs 36,000 per month to workers working there and the rent of that shop was Rs 35,000 per month. Other expenses included electricity bill, water bill, etc. As compared to the investment, the returns were less so it was necessary to close it because we were incurring losses,” Prasad had stated earlier this month, adding that he has still Rs 20 lakhs left for his future.
“I will run this Dhaba till I am alive. The day business sees a slump, I will shut it. We have kept Rs 20 lakhs for me and my wife from the money we received as donations last year,” he had told reporters.