Industrialist donates Rs 1 cr to Tirumala shrine

Two devotees of Lord Venkateswara on Friday made a donation of Rs 1.10 crore to the famous hill shrine at Tirumala.

A Hyderabad-based entrepreneur and the other person belonging to Tirupati gave Rs one crore and Rs 10 lakh respectively, a temple official said.

Both made a request to use the fund for the temple-run pilgrim free meal trust, he said.

After offering worship with his family at the temple, the industrialist M. Devender Raju handed over a demand draft for the Rs 1 crore to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) that governs the shrine, the official told.