Anand Mahindra, an industrialist tweeted in April 2021 that he would provide a new house to Idli Amma from Tamil Nadu and he kept up his word and presented her with one on Mother’s Day this year.
Idli Amma is known as Kamalathai and is from Vadivelampalayam, a village in Tamil Nadu. For the past 37 years, she has been selling idlis along with chutney and sambar for just Re 1 per idli. She works hard from the crack of dawn to prepare the idlis and mainly caters to daily wage labourers.
This good samaritan’s work went viral in the year 2019 and reached the ears of Anand Mahindra who said that would be happy to help her out.
The house was handed over to Idli Amma on Mother’s Day. This kind gesture has earned Anand Mahindra a lot of praise from netizens.