Nandan Nilekani needed Bill Gates’ inspiration to donate half his wealth. What about Seethamma?


‘Beggar’ is not quite the right word to use for a woman who has lived down your street all your life; who has seen you grow up; who has spent a few nights at your home.

Mendicant, maybe.

But thrilled to bits that M.V. Seethalakshmi also known as Seethamma—our Seethamma—is in the news for all the right reasons!

And on the very day the newspapers are full of news about nammaNandan Nilekani and Rohini Nilekani donating half their wealth to charity because they were inspired by Bill and Melinda Gates.

Screenshot: courtesy Star of Mysore