Baba Ka Dhaba Owner Files Complaint Against Youtuber

Kanta Prasad, who runs the now famous Baba Ka Dhaba in South Delhi, has filed a complaint against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan for allegedly misappropriating funds that were raised to help him and his wife.

 Kanta Prasad the 80 year old, who runs the now famous Baba Ka Dhaba in South Delhi, has filed a complaint against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan. Wasan had shot the video of the elderly man and his wife on 7th October which showed the couple crying and talking about lack of customers at the eatery in Delhi. The video was widely shared on social media. After the video went viral several people donated money and there were even long queues outside Baba Ka Dhaba. Prasad has filed a complaint against Wasan for allegedly misappropriating money that was raised to help him and his wife. On Sunday 1st November Kanta Prasad said he has only received a cheque of Rs 2 lakh from Wasan. He said, “I don’t get a lot of customers now. Most of the people come here to take selfies. Earlier I was earning over Rs 10,000 per day, now it’s Rs 3,000-Rs 5,000.”

Wasan also shared three receipts of the transactions, all dated 27th October; two cheques of Rs 1, 00,000 and Rs 2, 33,000 and one receipt of bank payment of Rs 45,000. He said this was the amount of money collected in the three days. Wasan also put up a bank statement on Facebook in which the total money credited in the three days is around Rs 3.5 lakh. When asked about the other two transactions, Prasad said he hasn’t been able to check his account as he doesn’t carry his phone.

On Saturday Prasad along with a group of men filed a complaint at Malviya Nagar police station. The complaint claimed that Wasan deliberately shared his and his family’s bank details and collected a huge amount as donation. DCP (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said, “We received the complaint and are enquiring into it. No FIR has been registered yet.” Wasan denied the allegations and said he transferred all the money into Prasad’s account. Wasan clarified, “When I shot the video, I didn’t know it would become this big. I didn’t want people to harass Baba so I shared my bank details.” Some YouTubers alleged that Wasan received Rs 20-25 lakh as donation. However, Wasan denied it and said, “We have initiated legal action against the YouTubers.”