Kanta Prasad, the proprietor of standard eatery “Baba Ka Dhaba” in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, has filed a criticism towards Instagram influencer Gaurav Wasan for misappropriation of funds, police mentioned on Sunday.
Mr Prasad, 80, had shot to fame after a video of him tearfully recounting the desperation of the months for the reason that lockdown was shared extensively throughout social media platforms just lately.
Paradoxically, Mr Prasad’s despair had come to gentle when Gaurav Wasan captured the eatery proprietor breaking down as he talked about his struggles in a video shared on the YouTuber’s social media account.
In his criticism to police, Mr Prasad mentioned Gaurav Wasan shot his video and posted it on-line, asking the general public on social media to donate cash to the eatery proprietor.
He additional alleged that Wasan “deliberately and intentionally shared solely his and his household/pals financial institution particulars and cell numbers with the donors and picked up big quantity of donation via totally different mode of funds i.e checking account/wallets with out offering any data to the complainant.”
The proprietor of the meals joint additionally accused the YouTuber of not offering particulars of the monetary transactions to him.
“We acquired the criticism yesterday on the Malviya Nagar Police Station and the matter is being probed. No FIR (First Info Report) has been registered but within the case,” police official Atul Kumar Thakur mentioned.
After the video went viral, Baba ka Dhaba received help from many individuals throughout the nation, together with celebrities who posted appeals asking individuals to go there and get themselves a meal.
A day after the heartbreaking video was shared on social media, #Babakadhaba was trending on Twitter and the meals joint was flooded with extra clients than it had seen in 30 years of being in enterprise.