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Man who built Taj Mahal replica in wife's memory, dies in mishap in Uttar Pradesh

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LUCKNOW: The elderly man who had built a Taj Mahal replica in memory of his wife, died in a road mishap.

Faizul Hasan Qadri had retired from postal department and had spent his savings apart from most part of pension to build the Taj of his dreams.

Qadri was hit by an unidentified motorcycle-borne rider. He got injured and was rushed a hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries. 

The octagenarian's story had hit headlines a couple of years ago. The then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had also met Qadri. The structure was built on his two bigha land in Kaser Kalan, which is located around 50 km from Bulandshahr.

Qadri, a retired postmaster, had built the structure in memory of his life partner Tajammuli Begam. She was buried in a grave inside the structure. Qadri also kept a grave for himself to buried after death, along with his wife, in the mini-Taj. 

His wife had died in 2011. Subsequently, he made the design and began the construction. He passed away in a hospital in Aligarh. Relatives told media that as per his wishes, he would be buried next to his wife's grave in the same structure. [Photo courtesy Amar Ujala]