Anand Mahindra’s tweet helps Tamil Nadu woman selling idlis for Re 1 each get gas connection

Local suppliers of Bharat Petroleum reached out to the woman and presented her with stove and cylinder.

Business tycoon Anand Mahindra is not just known for his penchant for witty tweets and sharing innovative ideas on Twitter, but also reaching out to those who are involved in goodwill work. Recently, one of his tweets helped an elderly woman who runs an idli shop in Tamil Nadu get an LPG connection.

He recently shared a news video of 80-year-old Kamalathal, who sells idlis in Combaitore district for just Re 1 each. She has been serving idlis for the last 30 years at a low cost so that daily wage workers can afford them.

Praising the octogenarian for her service, Mahindra also expressed concern over her using firewood as fuel. "I notice she still uses a wood-burning stove. If anyone knows her I d be happy to invest in her business & buy her an LPG fueled stove," he wrote online.

Many lauded Mahindra for his proposal but said that she ran her shop using firewood as it’s cheap or available for free. While others argued that getting a gas connection is easy but refilling the cylinder might be an issue for her.

As the tweet went viral, it even caught the eye of the local LPG distributors who reached out to the woman and provided her with a stove and cylinder. It even garnered praise from Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gases, Dharmendra Pradhan.

Mahindra took to Twitter to thank the agency for their support and reiterated his promise to help with the refill. "As I have already stated, I am happy to support her continuing costs of using LPG," he wrote.

People were touched by the gesture of the LPG company and also thanked Mahindra for catering a positive change.