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'Mini Taj' maker dies in UP hit-and-run

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Faizul Hasan Qadri, who hit headlines for building a 'mini-Taj Mahal' in memory of his late wife in district of Uttar Pradesh, has been killed in a road accident, police said on Saturday.

Qadri sustained serious injuries in the late Thursday hit-and-run incident in Kesar Kalan. The 83-year-old retired Postmaster was admitted in hospital where he died on Friday.

He had begun constructing his mini in 2012 in memory of Taja Mulli Bibi. The couple was married in 1953.

He could not complete his 'monument of love' as he spent all his savings in the basic structure.

After the news of the 'Taj Mahal' spread, the then summoned Qadri to and offered him funds to complete the structure and get the marble work done.

Qadri politely declined the offer and asked the to establish a girls inter-college in his village instead.

The college is up and running and even was donated some land by Qadri.

His relatives said the former Postmaster had saved Rs two lakh and was set to purchase marble from to end his edifice, but destiny intervened.

His relatives now plan to bury him alongside his wife, just like Mughal was by his Mumtaz.

They would also complete Qadri's in a grand manner. The family has refused post-mortem of his body.



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 15:06 IST