The internet’s favourite chef Narayana Reddy from Telangana, who cooked mega-sized meals on his popular YouTube channel 'Grandpa Kitchen', has died at the age of 73. He had been suffering from age-related ailments for a few days. Mr Reddy used to cook meals for orphans and children who didn’t have money to eat food.The tragic news was shared with his 6 million subscribers through a video uploaded on his channel on Wednesday.
Mr Reddy's first video was uploaded to YouTube on August 2017 which shows him cooking a dish with 2,000 eggs. Since then, he has cooked everything from Chicken Biryani to American lasagna, enormous cakes to donuts on his channel.
''We entertain people by cooking food and donate the proceeds to charities. Our goal is to provide basic necessities like food, clothing, school supplies and birthday gifts to the orphans', the bio on Grandpa Kitchen's Patron account read.
The news of his demise left his fans and followers from across the globe teary-eyed. "So this kinda broke my heart, I just found out Narayana Reddy aka Granpas Kitchen had passed away. I’ve been watching his videos of him feeding and cooking for orphans for years and I hope there is a special place in heaven for people like him. #GrandpaKitchen,’’ wrote one commenter.''
"It breaks my heart to see someone so loving and caring leave this world. Rest in peace Grandpa,’’ wrote another user.
Grandpa from Grandpa kitchen died on 27th October...I never saw my own grandfather but whenever he said "This is your Grandpa"... I felt nothing but love and compassion.— Ashish (@AshishSaidSo) October 30, 2019
I'm so devastated. pic.twitter.com/zLgMj5UeVn
So this kinda broke my heart, I just found out Narayana Reddy aka Granpas Kitchen had passed away. I’ve been watching his videos of him feeding and cooking for orphans for years and I hope there is a special place in heaven for people like him. #GrandpaKitchen pic.twitter.com/Guih6zD61N— Mohd Shaji ð½ (@MohdShaj1) October 31, 2019
Grandpa kitchen recently just died and hardly anyone is acknowledging such a human being. He was such a lovely person who did nothing but good for this world. We need to respect and acknowledge people like him. May he rest in peace â¤#GrandpaKitchen pic.twitter.com/p90BABtGKt— Aleah ð¸ (@wooitsaleah) October 31, 2019
His grandnephew, Srikanth Reddy, tells CNN that his family plans to continue his work and keep the YouTube channel alive.