Bhubaneswar: Dana Majhi, who had hogged the limelight for carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders for 10 km after he failed to get an ambulance, has become a millionaire.
Majhi has received grants and help from all the quarters possible after the tragic incident that shocked the nation.
While he has received over Rs 9 lakh from different sources, Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has also donated Rs 9 lakh to Majhi. He would receive the fund from the Embassy in New Delhi.
“I wish to educate my children, and will work towards their betterment by utilizing the fund. I have kept all the funds received in Gunpur bank,” said Dana Majhi.
His wish of imparting education to his three children has been fulfilled by Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). KISS authorities agreed to admit Chandini, Sonei and Pramila, three daughters of Dana Majhi, in the Institute.
Majhi has received a one-time assistance of Rs 5 lakh from Sulabh International and Rs 10,000 every month. The agency would get the amount till Majhi’s eldest daughter gets married or has a job.
The Sulabh International has made a fixed deposit (FD) in the bank account of Dana Majhi which will mature five years from now on September 3, 2021.
Besides, the district administration has given him Rs 30,000. A Maharashtrian donor has given Rs 80,000 plus four-term deposit certificates of Rs. 10,000 each in his and his three daughters’ names.
Dana will also get Rs. 75,000 under Indira Awas Yojana in three different phases and inclusion under the National Family Benefit Scheme. He would be given a land of around 4 decimal which has been announced by the government.
Achyuta Samanta, the founder of KISS, informed that he has already discussed with the Ambassador of Bahrain in New Delhi about the fund announced by the Prime Minister.
“An amount of Rs. 9 lakh will be given whenever Dana Majhi will visit the Embassy of Bahrain in New Delhi with a representative of KISS,” said Samanta.
As per advice of the Ambassador of Bahrain, this amount will be deposited as fixed deposits in the names of daughters of Dana Majhi, he added.