Amid tight security, Aamir spent nearly half-an-hour here and interacted with Bhagirath Manjhi and Basanti Devi, the son and daughter-in-law of Dasrath Manjhi and other members of his family.

"I am really happy to be here to touch the soil of this land, where a man has created a rare example of making difference with his dedication and commitment of years for selfless cause," Aamir told mediapersons.

The actor-producer said that he has fulfilled his wish to visit the place associated with Dasrath Manjhi. Both Bhagirath and Basanti, who are disabled and live in poverty at Dasrathnagar Dalit tola near Gahlaur in Gaya district, about 100 km from state capital Patna, told Aamir in Magahi, a local dialect, that they are living in abject poverty and sought his help to improve their condition.

"We have told the visiting hero (Aamir) that he should tell the world the real story of our lives that may help us to get the long-awaited attention of the government," Bhagirath, who was upbeat after meeting Aamir, said.
Basanti Devi said she explained the real story of their lives to Aamir.

Dasrath Manjhi, who is popularly known as ‘Mountain Man’, died in 2007 after battling with cancer.

Bhagirath and Basanti work in the village primary school as cooks, preparing the mid-day meal for children. Both of them are paid Rs 1,000 a month. Both of them were given a day's leave by school authorities on Tuesday to meet Aamir. The episode on Dasrath Manjhi will be telecast on March 2.


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