Indian man who carried dead wife's body for on shoulder receives Rs 9 lakh from Bahrain king

Majhi received the money donated by Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in the form of a Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait cheque at the Bahrain Embassy in Delhi. Photograph:( Twitter )

New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 16, 2016, 07.49 AM (IST)
An Indian tribal man who carried his wife's dead body for about 10 km last month due to lack of ambulance service in eastern Odisha has recieved a cheque of Rs 8.87 lakh from Bahrain king, local media reported today. 

Dana Manjhi, last month, failed to get a transport from the  hospital in the deprived district of Kalahandi where her wife died of tuberculosis. The heartwrenching picture of Manjhi, carrying his wife's dead body, along with his daughter went viral on social media. 

He received the money donated by Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in the form of a Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait cheque at the Bahrain Embassy in New Delhi, Indian daily DNA said. 

“I am feeling very happy. I will keep this money in the bank for the education of my three daughters. I hope they get good education and jobs,” Majhi was quoted as saying by the media. 

"I pleaded several times but no one was ready to give me a hearing. I was not provided a hearing by the Kalahandi hospital authorities because I could not afford it," he said.

(WION)