Dashrath Manjhi (1934-August 17, 2007) was born into a poor labourer family in Gahlour village near Gaya in Bihar, India. He is also known as Mountain Man. Dashrath Majhi's wife, Falguni Devi died due to lack of medical treatment because the nearest town with a Doctor was 70 km away from their village in Bihar, India.
Dashrath did not want anyone else to suffer the same fate as his wife, so he single-handedly carved a 360-foot-long (110 m), 25-foot-high (7.6 m) and 30-foot-wide (9.1 m) road by cutting a mountain of Gehlour hills.
He died on August 17, 2007. He was given a state burial by the Government of Bihar.