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Anand Mahindra-spotted ‘idli-vendor’ Kamalathal Gets LPG Connection From BPCL

Mahindra Chairperson Anand Mahindra won millions of hearts once again as he tweeted an earnest request on social media platform only to help Coimbatore ‘Idli-entrepreneur’ Kamalathal by providing an LPG connection.

Mahindra had earlier shared her humble story on Twitter stating ‘If everything you do is even a fraction as impactful as the work of people like Kamalathal’. He had also offered to gift an LPG fueled stove for Kamalathal.

As per the post shared by Mahindra, Kamalathal has been serving upto 1000 idlis each day at the minimal cost Re.1/idli. The video shows 80-year-old granny Kamalathal working hard to cook with wood-burning stove to prepare steaming idlis and chutney. She has been serving the hungry Coimbatore residents for the past 30 years. As per the post, Kamalathal does this to serve affordable breakfast to daily wage workers in-and-around the area.

Replying to Mahindra’s request, Bharat Gas Coimbatore (BPCL) quickly issued an LPG connection to the idli-vendor. An extremely delighted Mahindra thanked BPCL for gifting Kamalathal ‘a gift of health’.

He also promised to support her continuing costs of using LPG. Thanking Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for the timely gift, Mahindra said that this development was great.

“Credit goes sh. Anand Mahindra ji….and yes GOI, who’s prompt action. Even people can help through social media,” one user wrote.

“To all the people who moan about how India has lost its humanity, its compassion, here is an example of how little things show our compassion,” another user tweeted.

“Spotting a philanthropist, gymnasts, singers, and artists, through the help of social media, has become a phenomenon.. Thanks to all who follow up and support them. Look forward to finding hidden talents in S&T.. ?,” one more user wrote.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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