Dashrath Manjhi spent all his life living in a little Indian town. He and his better half were not rich, but rather they felt so since they had each other. One day Dashrath’s wife became so ill, she required medical assistance. The couple needed to walk 80 km to the closest town. They needed to arrive as quick as possible, but the street was awful, they also needed to go round a mountain on their way to get to the hospital.

Sadly, the spouse didn’t make it to the hospital.

The loss of his wife was difficult to deal with for Dashrath. He didn’t know how he would proceed onward without her. Crazed with despondency, he thought of a plan. He spent the following days looking for instruments.

The plan was to dig away that mountain, piece by piece, and to make a short street to the closest town. He didn’t want anyone who lived in his town to feel the same pain he felt.

Dashrath’s child is in this photograph, with his dad’s instruments.

Step by step, Dashrath crumbled that mountain. His objective was to help his town. At first light, he went to the mountain and returned around evening time all drained.

He repeated this ritual each day till the day he passed away in 2007. Individuals thought he was an insane man who vanished up the mountain consistently with his hammer. Just after his passing, they found what he had been doing.

His work is difficult to believe. For a long time he had figured out how to make a way! It took 80 km to get to the closest town before, on account of that insane man the street takes just 4 km. Individuals can get to schools or hospitals in only 60 minutes!

Ashrath’s work changed the lives of everybody in his town. Youngsters got an opportunity to go to class, grown-ups discovered better employments in the town!

“Dashrath passed away as a disappointed man, and his work has never been recognized or awarded, however individuals today recollect him, and he inspired many”, remarked one villager.