Actor Sundeep Kishan offers help to roadside food vendor Kumari Aunty after police evict her

Meanwhile, Telangana CM Revanth Reddy reportedly directed the DGP and Urban Development Ministry to revoke their decision to close Kumari Aunty's eatery.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 31, 2024 | 2:02 PMUpdatedFeb 01, 2024 | 11:18 AM

Sundeep Kishan extends support to Dasari Sai Kumari aka Kumari Aunty

After the Hyderabad traffic police forced roadside food vendor Sai Kumari aka Kumari Aunty to close her stall at the busy stretch opposite ITC Kohenur near Madhapur, Telugu actor Sundeep Kishan came forward to offer her help.

In a social media post, the actor described the incident as unfair.

“It is unfortunate to see her business hit when Kumari turned out to be an inspiration to many women to start their business startups to support their families,” the actor wrote.

Further, Sundeep Kishan said his team is contacting Sai Kumari to do their best to help her in these tough times.

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Evicted due to traffic snarls: Cops

It may be recalled here that Dasari Sai Kumari, popular as Kumari Aunty among social media circles for her delicious cuisines she sells on the roadside stall, was asked by the Raidurgam traffic police to shut her outlet as it was causing traffic snarls near the busy IT corridor.

The cops pointed out that Sai Kumari did not own the location and had no permission to run a food stall.

However, the Raidurgam traffic police assured the woman that she could sell food if her stall did not cause traffic snarls.

It is also learnt that they advised her to approach the court to obtain a stay on their decision.

As a part of promoting their upcoming Telugu film Ooru Peru Bhairavakona, Sundeep Kishan and director VI Anand visited Kumari Aunty’s food stall a few days ago.

Sundeep Kishan also had a chat with the woman and customers at the roadside stall.

Netizens discovered Sai Kumari’s innocence after she spoke frankly about films and Bigg Boss Telugu.

Kumari’s stall will continue at the same place: CM Revanth Reddy 

Kumari launched her food business at the current location in 2011.

She experienced a surge in popularity on Instagram and social media, and her business grew multifold after people started flocking to her outlet daily.

As a result, she started selling nearly 100 kg of rice and various non-vegetarian delicacies at the outlet.

Netizens felt that being a middle-class woman, Kumari Aunty lacked political support and could not navigate the potential to fight when the cops evicted her.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, 31 January, Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy directed the DGP and Urban Development Ministry to revoke their decision to shift Kumari Aunty’s eatery.

He said the woman could run her food outlet at the same location, and that’s what “Praja Palana” was all about.

It is also learnt that CM Revanth Reddy will visit Sai Kumari’s food stall soon.

On learning this, actor Sundeep Kishan thanked CM Revanth Reddy for instantly responding and supporting the woman entrepreneur.