Tamil Nadus Famous Idli Amma Gets New Home, Courtesy Anand Mahindra


Hunger and food insecurity are issues that the world is fighting collectively. Millions of people go hungry every day without eating a single meal. Some citizens are volunteering to beat the poor and provide them with food and water. An example of this would be the famous M. of Tamil Nadu. Kamalathal aka Idli Amma – who cooks and serves Idli to migrant workers and laborers. Idli costs only Rs. 1 to make food easily available and affordable for people. Idli Ammar’s heart-warming story went viral in 2021, with several well-known personalities sharing their appreciation for her selfless initiative. And now, industrialist Anand Mahindra and his team of engineers have built a new home for eight years. Check out Anand Mahindra’s tweet here:

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The video shared by Anand Mahindra received 450k views and 35k likes. The clip tells the whole story of Idli Ammar. The construction of the house with special kitchen for Idli Ammar was completed on Sunday 8th May 2022 just in time for Mother’s Day. Industrialist Anand Mahindra shared the news with his followers on Twitter. “Our mother’s gratitude to Idli for completing the construction of the house on time as a gift to Mother Idley on Mother’s Day. She is the epitome of a mother’s virtues: nurturing, caring and selfless. Supporting her and her work is a specialty. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you.” Wrote in his tweet.

The tweet was originally shared by Anand Mahindra in September 2019 Calling it a “humble” and “influential” initiative, he offered to pay for an LPG stove for Idli Ammar. Thanks to the support, the 80-year-old venture has issued not only a gas connection but also a land in his name. Click here to read more about it.

Twitter users have praised and honored industrialist Anand Mahindra for helping Idli Amma build her house with a special kitchen. One user wrote, “Amazing work of kindness and charity. Only India can be made by more people like you and other imitators.” “Great sir. Greetings to you,” said another.

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