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Narayana Reddy, a beloved Indian YouTube personality known by millions of his viewers as Grandpa Kitchen, has passed away due to health complications.
The 73-year-old grandpa from Telangana, India captured the hearts of many with his videos in which he prepares large meals to feed orphan children.
While the exact number of children that Grandpa Kitchen has fed is unknown, some estimate the number to have reached thousands since his YouTube channel was started in 2017. The channel has gained over 6 million subscribers.
Grandpa Kitchen used simple cooking methods to prepare a variety of meals. A video of his would usually end with the happy faces of the children enjoying what the kind-hearted grandpa prepared for them.
It was revealed on his channel’s latest upload on Sunday that Grandpa, unfortunately, passed away.
An elderly woman, believed to be his wife, is shown crying near his deathbed. After the funeral rites, Grandpa was cremated along with some of his personal possessions.
The video also featured touching moments from his life, including many of his good deeds.
Grandpa not only fed hungry children but also used revenue from his Patreon page to provide supplies such as food, clothing, school supplies and birthday gifts to the orphans.
“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 orphans,” the YouTube channel’s Patreon account states.
Grandpa’s channel uploaded his last YouTube meal “Crispy Potato Fingers” on Sept. 20 and has since taken a break from cooking due to deteriorating health.
Since then, the three men who were seen assisting him in his videos have taken over the cooking duties.
A week ago, the ailing grandpa appeared in a video to update his subscribers about his health.
Following his passing, his fans have taken to social media to express their grief.
— Eric Martin Bagaoisan (@_iamericb) October 31, 2019
grandpa kitchen passed away…. my heart hurts so much pic.twitter.com/XjfpQ2HarB
— amy (@deathofanamy) October 31, 2019
— Bhaskar Gyawali (@BhaskarGyawali4) October 31, 2019
Just found out that grandpa from Grandpa’s Kitchen YouTube channel has passed on. This man is a real hero, cooking to feed the less fortunate kids. Loved his videos.
I hope whatever he started is carried on by someone else. RIP grandpa Narayana Reddy, the world has lost a hero. pic.twitter.com/ctPmTPtOQb
— Sainath Reddy (@Sainath204) October 31, 2019
i cant believe this. we lost a huge positive force in form of a precious man who kept on feeding his positive energy to others. we’ll miss you. rest in peace <3 #GrandpaKitchen #InMemoriam pic.twitter.com/1wCivtDOCK
— farhanah 🥺 (@moonbubss) October 31, 2019
— harshit (@harshit7525) October 31, 2019
The world lost a giant today.
From a tiny village in India, Grandpa Kitchen cooked meals for needy children, with nothing but a small bonfire
— Nagarajan (@IdeaNagi019) October 31, 2019
Featured Image YouTube / Grandpa Kitchen