Minister offers Rs42cr crown at Tirupati temple - India - The Times of India
Wow, what a gesture from a democratically elected guy! No wonder India is called a rich country inhabited by poor people. Had he spent half of the money feeding the poor, am sure the deity would have been infinitely more times happy.Karnataka tourism minister and Bellary mine baron Gali Janardhan Reddy will probably be better known for something else: with an offering of a diamond-studded crown worth Rs 42 crore (Rs. 420 Million or $8.85 Million), he became the biggest donor to Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati since the Vijayanagara kings 400 years ago.