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Totton Indian takeaway Shapla Tandoori to shut after 32 years


A MUCH-loved Indian takeaway will shut its doorways for good after greater than 30 years in enterprise.

Manfar Miah Tarafda first opened the doorways of Shapla Tandoori in 1990 at Rumbridge Avenue, Totton.

He informed the Echo his ardour for meals was handed right down to him from his father, who was a chef at a restaurant in Lyndhurst. 

Following in his father’s footsteps he opened his personal takeaway to share his love for meals with the group. 

However he’s now calling time as the lease is coming to an finish – and he doesn’t wish to commit to a different ten-year lease amid the price of dwelling disaster.

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Manfar informed the Echo: “That is one thing I at all times wished to do. 

“I’ve been right here for a very long time and made many good recollections. 

“I’ve loved my time working the store and met some nice clients.” 

His son Nobin Tarafdar has been serving to his dad whereas juggling his full-time job as a finance supervisor at Utilita Vitality. 

Rising up watching the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, Nobin stated his dad “poured his coronary heart and soul” into the takeaway.

He informed the Echo: “My dad put his coronary heart and soul into the enterprise. 

“It is a family-run enterprise and has been a basis of the group. 

“However now we’re closing as a result of the lease is coming to an finish. 

“If we now have to resume the lease, then it will be one other ten-year dedication. 

“And figuring out the present market proper now with meals, water, and electrical energy payments rocketing, I do not suppose it is the very best choice to commit to a different ten years of the lease.” 

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The Totton takeaway is understood for its Biryani, masala and tandoori dishes, with residents sharing effectively needs to the house owners on Fb. 

Each father and son stated they have been “overwhelmed” after seeing optimistic messages. 

Nobin, 31, added: “It is very nice to see such form messages from our loyal clients. 

“It is like a bittersweet second.”

The pair are unhappy to shut however are wanting ahead to new challenges and beginnings. 

Kapla Tandoori Indian Takeaway’s final day will probably be Sunday, January 29. 

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