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Bihar: Plight of ‘Mountain Man’ family members continues

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Bihar: Plight of 'Mountain Man' family members continues

Gaya: Dashrath Manjhi who is popularly known as “Mountain Man” by the people all around the world, Nitish Kumar government has made monument, hospital, and road in his memory. But today his family members’ livelihood is yet to see any improvement.

“Mountain Man” Dashrath Manjhi, the legendary villager who had flattened a hillock by toiling for 22 years with just a hammer and chisel, his family members lives in the same house which is now in very bad shape and needs immediate repairing.

It is important to note that Bollywood actor Amir Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui came to meet his family members and assured them of many help. Even Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has promised of all the possible help to his family but nothing has been done so far.

Several schemes in the name of Dashrath Manjhi have been launched in his village but his family economic condition is yet to witness any improvement.

Dashrath Manjhi’s son Bhagirath Manjhi said that CM has himself promised of help but he is yet to receive any. He said that his condition is not well and he is not able to get any benefit from the government schemes.

CM Nitish Kumar who paid tribute to the ‘Mountain Man’ on Thursday in Patna and inaugurated the newly constructed building of Dashrath Manjhi Shram Evam Niyojan Sansthan in the presence of his son Bhagirath Manjhi.

Bhagirath Manjhi said that he is only getting old age pension.

He further added that though the government has given them five acres of land that is barren land and this year lack of rain has caused damage to the paddy crop as well. Being a specially-abled person he is forced to do manual labor to survive. He also said that even after the Chief Minister order he has not got any house.