Anand Mahindra-spotted 'idli-vendor' Gets LPG Connection From BPCL

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Anand Mahindra had tweeted on Tuesday to help Coimbatore 'Idli-entrepreneur' Kamalathal by providing an LPG connection. BPCL immediately issued a LPG connection

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Mahindra Chairperson Anand Mahindra's keen eye to spot worthy small businesses has struck gold again. On Tuesday, he had tweeted an earnest request on social media to help Coimbatore 'Idli-entrepreneur' Kamalathal by providing an LPG connection. Mahindra 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 offered to  buy an LPG fueled stove for Kamalathal.

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Kamalathal - idli vendor with a huge heart

According to the post shared by Mahindra, Kamalathal has been serving upto 1000 idlis per day at the minimal cost Re.1/idli. The video shows Kamalathal slaving by a wood-burning stove steaming idlis and preparing chutney as a one-man army. The octagenarian has reportedly been serving the hungry Coimbatore residents for the past 30 years. According to the post, Kamalathal does this to serve affordable breakfast to daily wage workers in-and-around the area.

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BPCL's prompt response

Responding to Mahindra's request, Bharat Gas Coimbatore (BPCL) immediately issued an LPG connection to the idli-vendor. An overjoyed Mahindra thanked BPCL for gifting Kamalathal ' a gift of health'. He also offered to support her continuing costs of using LPG. Thanking Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for the thoughtful gift, Mahindra said that this development was superb.

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Netizens too are overjoyed at Kamalathal's happy story and Mahindra's magnanimity:


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