Yesteryear hero-ine Kanchana alias Vasundara Devi and her sister Girija Pandey on Monday donated 15Crore worth land at Chennai to ‘Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’ (TTD). They handed over the registered documents of the land to Mr I.Y.R.Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, at his bungalow in Tirupati.
The land and buildings are located at G.N.Chetty Road in Chennai. They requested Mr Rao to take steps for the construction of a marriage hall and a community hall on the donated land.
The former actress `Kanchana’, who appeared in hit films and was paired up with living lengend ANR, NTR, Sivaji Ganeshan and others, is part owner of the property that measures nearly two grounds in the peak residential and shopping area of GN Chetty Road.
Denying all rumours that she was once so much in penury that she was left pleading for food in a temple in Karnataka, a smiling Kanchana alias Vasundhara Devi said that she was happy that God had looked after her all her life. She said, "As a staunch devotee of Sai Baba and Lord Balaji, I have been doing my mite. My sister and I are really happy to be able to give the land over for a public cause like a temple or a marriage hall". Kanchana has even more property in the area. Only a few months ago, her sister had donated more land in the area to a temple.