Dashrath Manjhi Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Secrets, Affairs, Images, Marriage, Phone number.

Dashrath Das Manjhi was a laborer who loved his wife very much. He carved a path through a hill on his own in his village, as his wife died due to a delay in medication because of that hill.


NameDashrath Das Manjhi
NicknameMountain Man
Famouse ForCarving a path through a hill on his own
Date of Birth 14 January 1929
Zodiac/Sun SignCapricorn
Birth PlaceGehlaur, Bihar, British India
Date of Death 17 August 2007
Place of DeathAIIMS, New Delhi, India
Age (at the time of death)78 Years
Death CauseGall Bladder Cancer
Home townGaya, Bihar, India
Parents/ FatherNot Known
MotherNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known

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College/ UniversityNot Known
Education QualificationNot Known
Contact numberNot Known
AddressNot Known
CasteScheduled Caste
CarNot Known
HobbiesNot Known
DebutNot Known


Marital Status Widower
Affairs/GirlfriendNot Known
Wife/SpouseFalguni Devi
(Died in 1960, due to lack of timely medicare)
ChildrenSon- Bhagirath Manjhi 
Daughter- 1 Name (Not Known)


SalaryNot Known
NetworthNot Known


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Dashrath Manjhi
Dashrath Manjhi
  • Does Dashrath Das Manjhi Drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Does Dashrath Das Manjhi Smoke?: Yes
  • Dashrath Das Manjhi was born in a Musahar family (Rat-catchers).
  • When he returned from Dhanbad, he fell in love with a girl named, Falguni Devi, and surprisingly, she was the same girl with whom he got married in childhood. [1]
  • Falguni’s father refused to send her daughter to Dashrath because he was jobless. They both eloped and started living as husband and wife. Till 1960, she gave birth to two children.
  • During pregnancy, his wife fell off the mountain and due to a delay in medical care, she died.
  • In 1960, Manjhi made a firm determination of bringing the mountain down and carving a path through it to help people so that no one else could ever suffer this problem again. Initially, people used to taunt him and called him a mad but later, some people came to help him, one of them was Shivu Mishtri who gave Manjhi, a hammer, and a chisel.
Dashrath Manjhi
Dashrath Manjhi
  • To seek help from the government, he went to Delhi to meet the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. He did not have even 20 rupees for the ticket and illegally boarded on the train but TT threw him out of the train. He walked for more than 1000 km to Delhi.
  • It took 22 years to break the mountain by a hammer and chisel. In 1982, finally, a path of 360 feet in length, 30 feet in height, and 25 feet in width came out and Dashrath rose to fame. He reduced the distance between two blocks of Gaya district Atri and Wazirganj from 55 km to 15 km.
  • In 2006, the government of Bihar proposed his name for the Padma Shree award in the social service sector.
  • In 2015, film director Ketan Mehta directed a film on his life, Manjhi – The Mountain Man, which was starred by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte.
  • Bhagirath Manjhi said, if Aamir Khan fulfilled his promise, his wife would not die. [4]
  • On 26 December 2016, a postal stamp was also released in his honor by India Post.
  • The way, Dashrath Manjhi carved through the mountain, has now an entrance gate called “Dashrath Manjhi Dwar” (gate) in his honor. Moreover, a hospital is also named after him in his honor.

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