Anand Mahindra gifts new house to Idli Amma on Mother's Day

10:19 AM May 09, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

On Mother’s Day, Anand Mahindra fulfilled a promise he made to Tamil Nadu’s Idli Amma by giving her a new house. The Mahindra Group Chairman’s compassion has once again demonstrated that he is a man of the people first.


On Sunday, the entrepreneur and millionaire uploaded a video of K Kamalathal, also known as Idli Amma, inaugurating her new home, which includes a “special kitchen” built just for her.

He wrote, “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!”

Below is how the internet reacted.


For more than 37 years, K Kamalathal of Vadivelampalayam village in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district has been selling homemade Idli and Sambar for just Re.1. Anand Mahindra was drawn to Idli Amma’s story after it became viral in 2019.

He was moved by her selflessness and generosity of heart and resolved to assist her.

Later, in April 2021, the businessman went one step farther and promised her her own home.




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