Bhubaneswar: After international and national media published and telecast the ordeal of Dana Majhi, who carried his wife’s body for 12 km on shoulders from the Bhawanipatna Hospital to Shagada in Kalahandi, accompanied by his 12-year old daughter, Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has donated money through the Indian Embassy to Majhi and his family.
After going through an article on Dana Majhi in the ‘Akhbar Al Khaleej’, the Bahrain Prime Minister felt that he should do something about it and made a donation to Dana Majhi, reported the ‘Gulf Digital News’.
Notably, OTV was the first to report about Dana Majhi’s sufferings after its Bhawanipatna reporter Ajit Singh talked to Majhi carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders for 12 km from the hospital and his daughter. The OTV reporter was the first person who informed the Kalahandi Collector, CDMO and a local legislator about Majhi’s ordeal and requested for an ambulance to carry the body to his village.
When nothing worked to get an ambulance, the OTV reporter, who himself had reached the spot on a bike, sought the help of the Balaji Mandira Surakshya Samiti to get an ambulance. Pramod Kumar Khamari, a local businessman, gave the money to refill fuel in the ambulance.
A distressed Dana Majhi got some relief when the ambulance arrived to carry his wife’s body to his native village Melhghar, which is 50 km far away from Shagada.