Automobile leading Mahindra Group of firms will create a home with a canteen for Kamalathal, popularly realized as ‘idli paati’ who peddles idli for Rs 1 in Vadivelampalayam on the city outskirts. Anand Mahindra took to Twitter this morning to share some heartwarming information.
🙏🏽 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
Two years ago, industrialist Anand Mahindra had tweeted about Kamalathal, who quickly came to be recognized by the affectionate alias of “Idli Amma”, saying that he would love to ‘invest’ in her business. Kamalathal’s story went viral after it arose that she serves idlis for the nominal cost of 1 rupee per idli, waking up before sunrise to cook them along with sambhar and chutney.
Mr Mahindra, in 2019, tweeted an appeal to replace her wood-burning stove with an LPG connection. The industrialist’s tweet brought viral awareness to the grandmother and Bharat Gas Coimbatore gifted her an 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 tweeted at the time.
Now, he has shared an update on the story this morning, Anand Mahindra tweeted that the Mahindra Group had realized from Kamalathal herself how best to ‘invest’ in her business. After realising that her priority was to have a house or workspace from where she could cook and sell idlis, the Mahindra Group set to labor by facilitating register land in her name.
Mahindra Lifespaces, the real estate and infrastructure expansion arm of the Mahindra Group, will rapidly commence 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. He similarly thanked Bharat Gas Coimbatore for providing Kamalathal with an endless supply of LPG. The gesture was admired by thousands, earning honor on the microblogging platform.