The Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra revealed that Tamil Nadu's famous "Idli Amma" who had become a sensation two years ago for cooking and selling idlis for just one rupee each will soon get a house of her own.
Only rarely does one get to play a small part in someone’s inspiring story, and I would like to thank Kamalathal, better known as Idli Amma, for letting us play a small part in hers. She will soon have her own house cum workspace from where she will cook & sell idlis (1/3) https://t.co/vsaIKIGXTp— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 2, 2021
Two years ago, industrialist Anand Mahindra had tweeted about Kamalathal known as "Idli Amma", saying that he would like to invest in her business. Kamalathal's story went viral after it emerged that she served idlis for the nominal cost of 1 rupee per idli. Mahindra, in 2019, tweeted an offer to replace her wood-burning stove with an LPG connection.
The industrialist's tweet brought viral attention to the grandmother and Bharat Gas Coimbatore gifted her LPG connection. "This is superb. Thank you Bharat Gas Coimbatore for giving this gift of health to Kamalathal. As I have already stated, I am happy to support her continuing costs of using LPG," Mr Mahindra had tweeted at the time.
Now, he has shared an update on the story. Mahindra Group realized that her priority was to have a house or workspace from where she could cook and sell idlis, the Mahindra Group set to work by helping to register land in her name.
🙏🏽 to the @MahindraRise team for understanding from Kamalathal how we can ‘invest’ in her business. She said her priority was a new home/workspace. Grateful to the Registration Office at Thondamuthur for helping us achieve our 1st milestone by speedily registering the land (2/3) pic.twitter.com/F6qKdHHD4w— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 2, 2021
Mahindra Lifespaces, the real estate and infrastructure development arm of the Mahindra Group will soon begin construction of her house. 'Grateful to the Registration Office at Thondamuthur for helping us achieve our 1st milestone by speedily registering the land,' tweeted Anand Mahindra.
The Mahindra @life_spaces team will soon start the construction as per Kamalathal’s requirement. Once again thanks to BharatGas Coimbatore for providing her a continued supply of LPG. (3/3) pic.twitter.com/NO6YtWr9b5— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 2, 2021
He also thanked Bharat Gas Coimbatore for providing Kamalathal with a continued supply of LPG. The gesture was appreciated by thousands, earning praise on the microblogging platform.