Anand Mahindra was one among many people who were impressed by Kamalthal and her courageous soul.
The 85-year-old K Kamalathal is from Vadivelampalayam village near Peru and sells idlis for just one rupee per piece with sambhar and chutney. The only reason why she never increased the price of her idlis is to make sure that daily wage workers can afford to eat without burning a hole in their pockets. This way, they can also save more money for their families.
Impressed by her great work, Anand Mahindra showed an intention to invest in her business. Earlier, he had said he would buy her an LPG burner as she was making idlis on a wood burner. After Mahindra’s tweet went viral, Bharat Gas Coimbatore offered Idli Amma a new LPG connection.
The Business Tycoon Gifted Her A New Home
Kamalathal expressed her desire to have a house. Now, Mahindra Group’s Mahindra Living Spaces worked hard to acquire land and constructing a house for Idli Amma.
‘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 idli.’ Mahindra tweeted.
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
???????? 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
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
Many netizens also came forward to celebrate Anand Mahindra’s kind gesture and Idli Amma’s undying strength and courage!
Truly inspiring. The emotions felt reflects in every single word penned by Shri. Anand Mahindra. Will definitely visit Kamalathal during my next coimbatore visit. Would love to draw some inspiration from Amma. loka samastha sukhino bhavantu. ????????????????
Very proud of you sir and contributing your help & honors for the deserving people. Giving house to Kamalammal grand mother was a good thing and I wish for your good heart minded. God bless you for long life & good health. Keep it up your good work to our society & needed people.