The owner of a popular Indian restaurant has pledged to give free meals to the elderly after the community raised hundreds of pounds for him to take a break.

Hasnath Miah, who runs Indian Dream in Didcot, was rushed to hospital last month after he suffered a heart attack.

Since his medical emergency, the Didcot community raised more than £700 for Mr Miah to go on holiday while he recovers.

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A Go Fund Me page was set up by the Didcot community when the restaurant owner was rushed into hospital.

Michael Briggs organised the fundraiser and wrote on the Go Fund Me page: "I have been moved to start this go fund me as unfortunately Hasnath from Indian Dream has been rushed into hospital with a heart attack.

"He has been inspirational during the Covid pandemic giving away free food to people adversely effected.

"Will you join us in helping him in his time of need?"

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In just 24 hours the page raised £500; however, instead of using all the money to take a break for himself, Mr Miah has decided to selflessly give away free meals to the elderly on Sundays and Mondays.

This is not first time Mr Miah has been generous towards the Didcot community. From the start of the coronavirus pandemic he has been giving away free meals to NHS staff, police, and other key workers.

He also donated £500 to food banks in Didcot and Abingdon after the community reimbursed him for a phone that was stolen from the restaurant.