A BELOVED owner of an Indian restuarant who suffered a heart attack yesterday thanked kind-hearted customers for their support.

Hasnath Miah, who runs Indian Dream in Didcot, was rushed to hospital following the medical emergency.

In a statement posted on the Facebook page Spotted: Didcot Mr Miah thanked people for their messages of support and added that he feels 'very lucky'.

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Mr Miah has been giving away free meals to NHS staff, police and other key workers from the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Concerned customers, who set up a fundraising page for the restaurant owner, have already raised more than £500 in less than 24 hours.

Hundreds of well-wishers across Oxfordshire also wished him a 'speedy recovery' and sent him 'positive thoughts'.