Odisha tribal, who once walked 10km carrying wife's body, strikes it rich
(6 months ago)
Kalahandi (Odisha) , Dec 8 : Dana Majhi, the helpless tribal man from Odisha who last year walked for 10 km carrying his wife's body on his shoulders, is now carrying all before him - he now owns a house and a motorbike.
The turnaround in Majhi's fortunes came after the video clips of last year's incident shook the nation's conscience.
After hitting the headlines, the Kalahandi resident, who has remarried, got a house allotted to him under the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana that is under construction.
He even got financial aid from donors, including Rs 9 lakh from Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. He did not have a bank account earlier, but now has sizeable fixed deposits.
Majhi's three daughters get free education at a residential school in Bhubaneshwar.
He on Tuesday arrived on the same street, which he had walked with his wife's body tightly wrapped in cloth after being unable to pay for a transport in August last year, on a brand new Honda bike that he bought from a showroom after paying Rs 65,000.