Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries Limited chief, has decided to provide the major chunk of funds for the Rs 100 crore Anandanilayam Anantha Swarnamayam project – the gold plating of the main sanctum sanctorum of the Lord Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala. He had already donated Rs 7 crore for the project and the liquor baron, Mr Vijay Mallya, had donated Rs 10 crore.
The TTD requires 200 kg of gold for the project and received 170 kg so far. Mukesh Ambani has promised to bear the remaining cost of the project once it is cleared by the High Court. The project requires Rs 50 crore in the first phase and can be completed in three months.