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Anand Mahindra Wants To Invest In This 80-Year-Old Woman's Venture

On September 10, Anand Mahindra had tweeted a video of 80-year-old K Kamalathal, a Tamil woman who sells idlis to the poor and needy for just Re 1.

Sep 12, 2019 / 01:22 PM IST

Mahindra and Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra continues to amuse us with his spectacular yet humble presence on social media.

In fact, one of his recent tweets even helped better the life of an octogenarian hailing from Tamil Nadu.

Here’s what happened. On September 10, Anand Mahindra had tweeted a video of 80-year-old K Kamalathal, a Tamil woman who sells idlis to the poor and needy for just Re 1. He shared her video with a caption indicating that he wishes to help her expand.

Kamalathal lives in a small village near Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district and has been helping out the poor with absolute disregard for profiteering, for the past 30-35 years.

She wakes up early every day and sells her wares to make sure no daily wage labourer has to start his/her day with an empty stomach. When she began her business, she would sell idlis with sambhar and chutney for only 50 paise, but as the cost of production increased manifold, she had to double the price.

Her story caught on and thousands of people began thanking and praising Mahindra for showing interest in her humble business venture.



The Mahindra CEO even went on to respond to some of the tweets with suggestions on how he can help her.



Nonetheless, after the tweet went viral, Bharat Gas came forward and issued an LPG connection in the octogenarian's name.
Jagyaseni Biswas
first published: Sep 12, 2019 01:22 pm
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