Dashrath Manjhi (1934 – 17 August 2007), also known as “Mountain Man”, single handedly carved a path through a mountain near Gaya using only a chisel and a hammer. A poor laborer who lost his wife at a young age due to lack of timely medical care, Manjhi spent 22 years toiling away before he finally managed to create a route which cut down the distance from his village to the town from 55 km to 15 km.
While his story is now a motion picture featuring acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, this video shot many years ago shows the real Dashrath Manjhi. We are absolutely humbled to know that a single man had so much resolve that he could split a mountain. Our salutes to this great man.