Never underestimate the power of a common man – True Story

Once upon a time, there lived a man with his wife in a mountain surrounded village in India.
One day his wife got sick and she died while going through the long 70km route around the peaks to the nearest doctor.
The man cried, and thought to make life easier for others so that no one dies because of this route delay.
On a morning of 1960, the 48 year old man alone started to dig the mountain to make a shorter path to the nearest town having a hospital.
He worked hard day and night, he got mocked by villagers for doing an insanely impossible task.
At last after stone breaking of 22 years he carved a 360ft long and 30ft wide path through the mountain. Reducing 70km distance to just 15km.

The man was Dashrath Manjhi (died 17.08.2007).
Salute!

Source: Wikipedia, Indian blogs, Indian newspapers.

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