Wow! This retired UP postmaster builts a Taj Mahal for his Beloved late Wife!
Faizul Hasan Qadri, a retired postmaster from a UP has built a Mini Taj Mahal in the memory of his beloved late wife. He still love and miss his wife a lot!
Wow! This retired UP postmaster builts a Taj Mahal for his Late Wife.. 457Shares It feels so good to see that people still believe in Love after they are no more and still continue to love that person till their last breath! Faizul Hasan Qadri, a retired postmaster from Kaser Kalan village (around 50km from Bulandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh), married Tajamulli in 1953. He has now built a Taj Mahal in the memory of his beloved late wife. But Tajamulli Begum died due to throat cancer in 2011 and Mr. Qadri devoted all his finances in setting up a ‘Mini Taj Mahal’, a structure to embody his love for her.
Taj Mahal But few years later he was left with very less money. “Initially, I sold a piece of land for Rs 6 lakh and my wife’s gold and silver jewellery for Rs 1.5 lakh and got the ‘makbara’ (mausoleum) constructed with the help of a local mason named Asgar. A total of Rs 11 lakh was spent, but now I have to get marble studded on the monument and also to build a lush green park around it, both of which is likely to cost me another Rs 6-7 lakh,” he said. Taj Mahal “Asgar prepared the dome and constructed the four ‘minars’ around the central building, which is a little more than 27-feet in height.
The structure is built on my own land and I have also tried to plant some trees around it and have a small water body at the back side of the building. However, work has mostly been held up due to finances as marble costs are high. A number of people have offered me money that I have refused to accept so far.
This is my personal endeavour for my late wife and embodies my love for her. So I should do this on my own,” he added. He was recently offered for help from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow. But Mr. Qadri is not willing to take any help from outside. He wants to use his own money.
“I will go to meet him (Akhilesh Yadav) and will request him to get my village school recognized by the education board rather,” he said. Taj Mahal What else? Qadri’s half-finished monument is already famous among residents as the mini Taj Mahal with locals coming from far off areas often to catch a glimpse of his royal monument. “I travelled almost 25 km with my friends just to get a glimpse of this structure. The efforts put in by him is really commendable,” said Zakir Ali, a resident of Pahasu. Taj Mahal “The doctors initially treated my wife for an ear ailment and could not find any traces of throat cancer.
Later I took her to Aligarh Medical College where the doctors told me that she was suffering from throat cancer and had no strength to bear the effects of chemotherapy. We moved into a plot of agricultural land outside the village. I got a new house constructed for her,” he said. “I have told my brother to bury me here by the side of my wife. I have deposited the fees with the Wakf board also. Everything that comes has to go away some day. My wife is dead. I will also die someday. The monument too, might not stand forever. I just wish to see it complete before I die,” he adds. source: HT