Aamir Khan’s documentary format reality TV show Satyamev Jayate is all set to air its second season and the first episode will be telecasted on March 2. It will be a story of mountain man Dashrath Manjhi, famously known as Mountain Man, who cut the road through a hill in Bihar.
Dasrath Manjhi had single-handedly carved out a 360 feet long, 30 feet high and 30 feet wide passage by cutting through a hill near Gahlaur with a hammer and chisel, working day and night. He died in 2007 after a battle with cancer.
Now his son Bhagirath Manjhi and daughter-in-law Basanti Devi are living in misery.
They now hope actor Aamir Khan, who visited their village for his TV show Satyamev Jayate, will tell the world the real story of their lives.
Both Bhagirath and Basanti are disabled and live in penury at Dasrathnagar Dalit tola near Gahlaur in Gaya district, about 100 km from state capital Patna.
“I heard that a hero is coming to our village soon. We will tell him the real story of our lives full of misery,” Bhagirath said in Magahi, a local dialect, in reference to Aamir Khan’s proposed visit to see the road and meet the villagers.
The hill was between Attari and Wazirgunj blocks in Gaya district.
Thanks to Manjhi, the village blocks have been brought closer. Manjhi began his uphill work when his wife was injured and he had to go around the mountains to reach the nearest hospital.
Basanti, who said she was proud to be the daughter-in-law of Dasrath – popularly known as “Mountain Man” – said she will request Aamir Khan to telecast their real story to the world.
Aamir Khan reportedly said he will visit Dasrathnagar to dedicate this season’s first episode of Satyamev Jayate to Dasrath Manjhi.