FROM RAGS TO MODEST RICHES: DANA MAJHI WHO WALKED WITH HIS WIFE’S BODY 10 KMs LAST YEAR, NOW HAS A HOUSE, A NEW WIFE & ALSO BOUGHT HONDA BIKE RECENTLY

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Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s body last year accompanied by his daughter (left). On Tuesday, he bought and rode a new motorbike from a Honda showroom (right). (courtesy: The Scroll)

The Hush Post: Death of his first wife and Dana Majhi carrying her body for 10 kms went viral last year. He was accompanied by his teenage daughter crying all the way. The images shook the conscious of many including the Bahrain Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who donated Rs nine lakh to him. Now Majhi, who didn’t have a bank account, has a fat fixed deposit. Recently, he bought a house, married again and also bought a motorcycle. Now his second wife is expecting.

Majhi on Tuesday travelled from Bhawanipata in Kalahandi to his village Melghar under Thuamul Rampur block on a brand new Honda bike he bought for Rs 65,000. He rode pillion with his nephew since he doesn’t how to ride. Images of a hapless Majhi’s 10 km-long walk triggered worldwide anguish. It prompted many, including the prime minister of Bahrain, to open up their purse strings for Majhi. Financial aid came in, helping Majhi to put his poor past behind.

The district administration allotted him a house under the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana. The house is currently under construction. His three daughters are in a boarding school in Bhubaneswar after an educational institute offered them free education.

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