New Delhi, June 18:

Delhi’s Baba ka Dhaba owner Kanta Prasad, who shot to fame overnight after a YouTuber made a video of his humble eatery in Malviya Nagar, attempted suicide and has been admitted to the Safdarjung hospital.

Baba ka Dhaba owner Kanta Prasad was rushed to the hospital on Thursday night.

According to Delhi Police, around 11.15 PM on Thursday night, they received information from Safdarjung Hospital that Kanta Prasad, age 81 years, was admitted to the hospital.

Kanta Prasad had consumed alcohol and sleeping pills and the hospital said in its report that he was unconscious. A statement by his son Karan said that his father had taken alcohol and sleeping pills. Police have launched a further probe.

Back in 2020, Kanta Prasad and his wife shot to overnight fame after YouTuber Gaurav Wasan shot a video of the eatery and appealed to his followers to help the couple who were struggling to earn a livelihood.

The video was shared thousands of times on social media and several celebrities joined the appeal to urge Delhi residents to support Kanta Prasad. Baba ka Dhaba was soon flooded by customers.

However, soon a row broke out between Gaurav Wasan and Kanta Prasad over the transfer of funds that had poured in from across India. While Kanta Prasad opened a restaurant with the huge funds he received, it had to be shut down in 2021 and the couple went back to their eatery at Malviya Nagar.