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One Man’s Defiant 22 Year Journey to Break Through a Mountain

Andy Dufresne has nothing on this guy.

In rural India, a 300-foot mountain used to separate Dashrath Manjhi’s village from the closest town that could offer it education, medicine, and other necessities. After his wife was injured making the dangerous trek over the summit, Manjhi decided to singlehandedly build a road right through that mountain. He sold his three goats to buy a hammer and chisel, and every day for the next 22 years he chipped away until he made it all the way through. This video tells his remarkable story of perseverance and dedication. Manjhi passed away in 2007, but the road he built still offers safe passage into town and his incredible spirit lives on in the hearts of his family and fellow villagers.


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