Two Indian CEOs donated Rs 13.5 crore to the Lord Venkateswara temple here on Saturday.
Ika Ravi and Guthikonda Srinivas, who hail from Andhra Pradesh, donated the money to the temple ‘Hundi’ and various trusts run by temple authorities.
Ravi, Founder CEO of Rx Advance, a pharmaceutical company based in Boston, donated Rs 10 crore to ‘Hundi’, while Srinivas, CEO of JCG Technologies, a software development and consulting firm based in Florida, donated Rs 3.50 crore to the trusts.
They met the officials of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the richest Hindu temple in the world, handed over the cheques in the presence of Andhra Pradesh’s Industry Minister Amarnath Reddy. The Minister lauded the gesture of the NRIs.
Temple every day receives 2-3 crore via donations and this year it is expected to get revenues of more than 2500 crore while 1500 core can be only from donations. Tirupathi temple is one the richest in India and only stands after Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala which has expected net-worth of 90000 crores after finding some hidden treasures in the basement.
NRIs from Andhra Pradesh now Amaravathi are the largest Immigration population from India. Many of them include entrepreneurs, Technologist, and businessmen, They are expected to lend their contribution for building state of art capital for Amaravati.