Kanta Prasad, who made headlines final yr after a YouTuber revealed his grim monetary situation triggered by the coronavirus pandemic to the world, has shut down his Delhi restaurant that he had opened utilizing the donation cash. (*20*): poor return on funding.
The Delhi resident, 80, is now working his well-known ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ eatery within the nationwide capital’s Malviya Nagar.
“On an funding of Rs 1 lakh, we solely earned Rs 35,000, that’s the reason we shut it. I’m pleased working my outdated eatery because the buyer footfall is nice right here,” he was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
People from throughout the nation had made beneficiant donations to Kanta Prasad after the video – wherein he tearfully talked concerning the lack of enterprise as a result of pandemic – went viral.
Mr Prasad, nonetheless, says that he’ll now run his Malviya Nagar eatery until he’s alive. He has additionally deliberate his retirement.
“I’ll run this dhaba until I’m alive. The day enterprise sees a stoop, I’ll shut it. We have saved Rs 20 lakh for me and my spouse from the cash we obtained final yr,” he added.
The humanitarian gesture had was an enormous controversy final yr after Kanta Prasad levelled allegations of monetary misappropriation in opposition to the YouTuber, Gaurav Wasan. The social media influencer had denied the costs.