By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi/Bhubaneswar:
Dana Majhi has been to New Delhi today and received 9 lakh rupees from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
KIIT University has helped Dana travel Delhi today by Air India flight from Bhubaneswar airport. Dana was accompanied by two members from KIIT University.
From Delhi airport, Dana went to Bahrain Embassy in Vasant Vihar area and collected his cheque.
Dana Majhi expressed his gratefulness to the Kingdom of Bahrain for their helping hand.
Odisha’s Dana Majhi, who had to walk around 10km with his wife’s body on his shoulder as he failed to get a vehicle to transport, made headlines around the world. Bahrain’s Prime Minister Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa has sent a donation to help Majhi and his family after reading about his plight.
Dana Majhi, a tribal man in Odisha’s Kalahandi district carried the body of his wife on his shoulders as the hospital authorities did not provide a mortuary van or an ambulance. The incident occurred at the district headquarters hospital at Bhawanipatna where 42-year-old Amang Dei was being treated for tuberculosis and died.
Despite all his efforts, Dei’s husband Dana Majhi could not get any help from the hospital authorities. Thus, he wrapped his wife’s body in a cloth and started walking to his village Melghara in Rampur block, about 60 km from Bhawanipatna.
Majhi, who was accompanied by his 12-year-old daughter, was spotted by some local reporters who called up the district collector and arranged for an ambulance for the remaining journey.