Dasrath Manjhi, a landless farmer who was also known as 'The Mountain Man', has found support in an unlikely corner — Bollywood.
It has emerged that actor Aamir Khan, who's all set to host the next season of the show 'Satyamev Jayate', will be visiting Gehlour, the mountain man's native village in Bihar/
"When Aamir heard Manjhi's story, he was highly inspired by it and he expressed his desire to visit the village. He now wants to meet Dashrath's family and celebrate his undying spirit. Accordingly, he will fly to Bihar on February 22 to meet Dasrath’s family," says a source.
It may be pointed out here that Manjhi's wife died due to lack of medical treatment in their village and in a bid to save others from a similar fate, he carved a 360-foot-long path to form a road passing through a mountain in the Gehlour hills, toiling day and night for a good 22 years: from 1960 to 1982.
His feat drastically reduced the distance between the Atri and Wazirganj blocks of the Gaya district, bringing him national acclaim. When he died in 2007, he was given a state funeral by the Bihar government. In fact, his life story was featured in season one of Aamir's show.