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Anand Mahindra gifts new house to Tamil Nadu’s Idli Amma

May 9, 2022
Anand Mahindra

Anand Mahindra, the head of the country’s famous automaker Mahindra & Mahindra, has gifted a new house to Idli Amma of Tamil Nadu on Mother’s Day 2022. A tweet from Anand Mahindra’s generosity is doing the rounds on the internet.

Mahindra delivered his words as he shared a video showing Idli Amma entering her new home. “Immense gratitude to our team for completing the construction of the house in time to gift it to Idli Amma on #MothersDay She’s the embodiment of a Mother’s virtues: nurturing, caring & selfless. A privilege to be able to support her & her work. Happy Mother’s Day to you all!” read the caption.

For those who are unaware, Idli Amma, also known as Kamalathal, lives in Vadivelampalayam, a village near Peru in Tamil Nadu. She has been selling idlis with sambhar and chutney for around 37 years for only Re 1. K Kamalathal’s story had gone viral on social media in September 2019. Later, Mahindra promised to make an investment in her business. At the time of sharing Kamalathal’s story, Mahindra had tweeted: “One of those humbling stories that make you wonder if everything you do is even a fraction as impactful as the work of people like Kamalathal.”