Sixty-five-year-old Coimbatore's K. Kamalathal is popularly known as Idli Patti or Idli Dadi. Yes, and you will be surprised to know that she serves idli to people for just one rupee. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group was very impressed by her work and gifted her a lovely house on the occasion of Mother's Day celebrated on 8th May this year. Yes, there is news that this house is located in Vadivelampalayam on the outskirts of Coimbatore. Yes, and it has a single bath attached bedroom, living room and dining hall.
எல்லோருக்கும் சந்தோஷம் கொடுக்க தன் வாழ்க்கையை அர்ப்பணம் செய்தவர்க்கு, சிறிது சந்தோஷம் கொடுக்கும் முயற்சியை விட வேறு ஒரு பெரிய சந்தோஷம் இல்லை. pic.twitter.com/KCN7urkSTG— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 8, 2022
After getting home, Kamalathal said, "I thank Anand Mahindra sir from the bottom of my heart. Earlier when they came to know my story about cooking using wood, they had also given me a gas stove and a grinder. By the way, let us tell you that Idli Dadi used to sell idli per 25 paise earlier, but later she made 50 paise and now she is selling it at the price of 1 rupee. Yes, recently, once again Kamalathal said, 'I will not increase the price of idli from now on.' Till her last breath, she will sell idli at Re 1 per price from the new house. I think I can comfortably sell idlis for the next ten years. '
On the other hand, Anand Mahindra said in a tweet, "Thank you very much to our team for completing the construction of the house on time to gift idli amma on Mother's Day. She is the embodiment of the qualities of a mother: nurture, and care. I had the privilege of promoting them and their work. During the COVID-19 crisis when Anand Mahindra came to know his story of selling idli for Re 1, he promised to build a house for Idli Amma. Yes, in April 2021, the land was purchased at Vadivelampalayam and construction started. Yes, and the company had registered the land in the name of Kamalathal.''