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Dasrath Manjhi-Moving Mountain For His Love

Framed. Canvas 79x34 cm It is an extraordinary story of an ordinary person, Dasrath Manjhi (1934-2007), a resident of Bansi Bigaha, Gehlour (Gaya), situated on foothills of Gehlour Hills. The story goes once his wife Phalguni Devi, then pregnant, had hurt herself grievously while carrying lunch for Dasrath, working atop hills. Phalguni later succumbed to her injuries. This shook him to no end and hedecided to cut through the hills to shorten distance between Atri and Wazirganj from 55 km to 15 km. Though he took the arduous task for his love and and for sense of his wife's loss, he converted it into public benefit. The efforts of 23 years (from 1960 to 1983) saw a 360 ft long, 30 ft wide and25 ft deep route, now a shining metalled road. Dasrath Manjhi lived and died through penury. The only acclaim he got was media carrying story of his feat far and wide, inviting even an acclaimed film, The Mountain Man, after his death. The CM Nitish Kumar had left his chair for five minutes in 2006 as a mark of respect for visiting Manjhi at CM residence. The CM also took care of his medical expenses but could not save the mountain man, who died of cancer in August 2007. The government has built a hospital at Gehlour in memory of Manjhi and has some government schemes named after him. Calling Dasrath Manjhi a legend could be just be a deliberate understatement.
₹ 17,100.00

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