Of Love and Mountains: Dashrath Manjhi
Dashrath Manjhi lived in a small village near Gaya, India. His wife died while seeking medical attention from the closest town and doctor, some 70 km away.
To honor the memory of his wife and working day and night for 22 years (1960 – 1982), Manjhi carved a 110 meter long passage through a mountain in the Gehlour hills – drastically reducing the distance to the nearest village/doctor. He did all of this with hand tools.
There are those of us who write sonnets to the ones we love. And then there are those of us like Dashrath Manjhi.