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Wednesday, 17-October-2018

DADARAO BILHORE - POTHOLE DADA

Turning Pain Into Purpose, This Mumbai Man Filled Over 556 Potholes After His Son Died Due To One

When you’ve endured an extreme pain, you don’t want others to go through the same. Dadarao Bilhore, who lost his teenage son due to a pothole accident in Mumbai, is making sure that nobody else suffers the same fate.
Mr Bilhore’ son Prakash died on July 28, 2015, after his bike fell into a deep pothole on a rainwater clogged Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) in Mumbai.
Following his death, Mr Bilhore began filling up potholes in the city to avert such accidents.
Mr Bilhore said, “I don’t want people to face the same fate as my son, Prakash.. I will keep working till India becomes pothole-free. Our nation has a huge population. If even one lakh people start filling potholes, India will become pothole-free.”
The 47-year-old has also created a mobile app called Spothole, which takes the help of fellow citizens to together locate potholes and resolve the issue. He added that most of the times they use mud, debris and paver blocks found at the construction sites. 
Amid the apathy, the story of Dadarao Bilhore stands out as an example of how even one man can make a difference.