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Gehlaur was the village where the legendary ‘Mountain Man’ Dashrath Manjhi, who hand-chiselled a road through a rocky mountain to connect his inaccessible village to the nearest town, lived. He was a poor man who worked as a labourer in Gehlaur village. He carved a path through a huge mountain in the Gehlaur Hills using only a hammer and chisel as his tools because his village did not have easy access to a hospital.
He started carving the path after his wife Falguni Devi died from lack of medical care in 1960. The nearest town which could offer a good doctor and required medical attention was 70 km away traveling around the hills. But after 22 years of work, patience and perseverance, Dashrath shortened the distance between the Atri and Wazirganj blocks of Gaya town from 55 km to 15 km, cutting a 360-ft-long and 25-ft-wide road through a hill to link Ghivra Mauja of Dashrath Nagar, in Gehlaur Ghati, to Atara Prakhand, Wazirganj.
After he died, Dashrath Manjhi was given due respect and a state funeral by the Government of Bihar.
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