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​Aamir Khan pays tribute to ‘mountain man’ Dasrath Manjhi


Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

Gaya: Film actor Aamir Khan today laid a wreath and paid rich tribute to the statue of ‘mountain man’ Dasrath Manjhi at his Gehlaur village in Muhra block of Gaya, in Bihar.

Manjhi was a poor landless labourer, who created a road 360 feet long and 30 feet wide single-handedly with 22 years of labour from 1960 to 1982 to give his village easy access.

“This man is a life story of love and known world over for his commitment toward his wife,” said the Bollywood actor, who will start season two of his popular TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ on March 2 with Manjhi’s tale.

“I salute his courage and determination,” he told reporters.

“Making a road through difficult terrain after cutting rocks for nearly two decades reflects his determination, love and commitment toward his wife,” the actor said.

Manjhi, who died seven years ago, gave villagers easier access to Atri block with hospital facilities.
Khan, 48, who has given hits like ‘Three Idiots’, ‘Tare Zamin Pe’ and ‘Lagaan’, met Manjhi’s family and promised that his team would visit them in the next three days to offer assistance.