Baba Ka Dhaba owner Kanta Prasad (80) has filed a complaint against YouTuber Gaurav Wasan for allegedly misappropriating donation money that was raised to help him and his wife.
Based at Malviya Nagar in South Delhi, Baba Ka Dhaba had become after Gaurav posted a video on October 6 showing Kanta Prasad and his wife in their shop where the couple can be seen talking about lack of customers due to the lockdown.
The video became viral overnight and people started donating to help Baba ka Dhaba and its was flooded with customers.
Sadly, weeks after that, owner of Baba ka Dhaba Kanta Prasad filed a case against the YouTuber, Gaurav who made him famous.
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Baba Ka Dhaba Owner Files Case Against YouTuber Who Made Him Viral
On Sunday Prasad (owner of Baba ka Dhaba) told a media organization that he had only received a cheque of Rs 2 lakh from Wasan “I don’t get a lot of customers now; most 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,” he said.
The complaint filed by Prasad, along with a group of men, at Malviya Nagar police station Saturday claims 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 yesterday and are enquiring into it.” However, no FIR has been registered yet.
Baba Ka Dhaba Owner Files Case Against YouTuber Who Made Him Viral – Social Media Outrage:
Before the complaint came into light, famous YouTubers like Madstorm and Lakshay Chaudhary posted social awareness videos with captions like “Jaago donor jaago”. In their respective videos the YouTubers were seen urging the public to help the needy around them instead of blindly donating to someone all the way in Delhi. YouTubers raised their concern about how people were travelling from other cities to Delhi to donate to Baba ka Dhaba instead of donating to the less famous needy residing in the next street.
Last week Youtuber Lakshay Chaudhary also raised a concern over how the donations were being collected by Gaurav Wasan in his own bank account which seemed fishy. The video gained 1M+ views following which many nitezens took to the internet to question Gaurav Wasan about the appropriation of donated money received by him and few even spoke about the double standards of donors who donated to Baba ka Dhaba.
Gaurav Wasan, on the other hand, has denied the allegations.
“When I shot the video, I didn’t know it would become this big. I didn’t want people to harass Baba (Prasad) so I shared my bank details…” Wasan said.
Some other YouTubers alleged Wasan received Rs 20-25 lakh, to which he said that legal action will be initiated against them.