Tribal man who carried wife's dead body on shoulders is a rich man today

New Delhi, Dec 8: Tribal man who carried wife's dead body on shoulders is a rich man today with a house, money and a bike. He had caught the nation's attention when he carried his wife's dead body on 

Dana Majhi, the tribal man from Odisha who last year walked for 10 km carrying his wife's body on his shoulders, is now in a better place. He owns a house and a motorbike and has money in the bank.


The turnaround in Majhi's fortunes came after the video clips of last year's incident shook the nation's conscience.


After hitting the headlines, the Kalahandi resident, who has remarried, got a house allotted to him under the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana that is under construction.


He even got financial aid from donors, including Rs 9 lakh from Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. He did not have a bank account earlier, but now has sizeable fixed deposits.


Majhi's three daughters get free education at a residential school in Bhubaneshwar.


On Tuesday, he arrived on the same street, which he had walked with his wife's body tightly wrapped in cloth after being unable to pay for a transport in August last year, on a brand new Honda bike that he bought from a showroom after paying Rs 65,000.  

News24Bureau with Agencies