History recreated, Taj Mahal gets its mini replica

Faizul Hasan Qadri

We all have been mesmerizing Shah Jahan’s love for his beloved wife in the form of Taj Mahal. All the lovers round the world seems to envy the unbiased and strong love that last even after the departure of both the souls. History is history after all, but what if we were to tell you that history has been recreated? An 80-year-old man from Bulandshahr build another Taj Mahal in the memory of his late ‘Begum’.

World get its mini Taj Mahal:

Very often we come across the stories of love and sorrows and the story of Faizul Hasan Qadri was one of them. Faizul Hasan Qadri was retired post man from the Kesar Kalan village of Uttar Village. He married his wife back in 1953. Almost 58 years later of togetherness, his wife died due to throat cancer. Since then the grieving man was all engaged in building a dome that resembles the iconic Taj Mahal, in his own farm land. But recreating the wonder isn’t less than a miracle. Luck came his way three years later when the construction stopped as the grieving man had no finances left to complete the this treasure gift for his late wife- Tajamulli. Initially the man sold a piece of his land at Rs.6 lakh and got the mausoleum constructed by the help of a local mason. He also sold his wife’s silver and gold jewelry for about Rs.1.5 lakh! In total he spent about Rs. 11 lakh for the construction however the work isn’t completed yet and Faizul Hasan Qadri had already run out of money. He also had to get marble studded on the treasure and a lush green park around it which can cost him around Rs. 6 to 7 lakhs more.

After the dead of his wife, Faizul Hasan Qadri had buried her in his agricultural land and had also left a few space just behind it and wish to be buried there after his dead as well.

“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,” said late Faizul Hasan Qadri in an interview with Hindustan times. 

Faizul Hasan Qadri isn’t out of luck already as he met UP’s former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who promised him for the additional finance for completing his half made mini Taj Mahal. But the humble Qadri politely declined the offer and asked him to build a girls school in the village.

The mini Taj Mahal now is a famous site of the area as people from far away are too coming in to get a glimpse of the history’s famous recreation.

But much to our surprise the man behind such a creation died last year in a road accident. It was hit and run case where he sustained severe injuries. After battling in the hospital Qadri succumbed to the injuries and died later.    

The man now has been buried alongside his wife in his mini Taj Mahal and once again had shown the world the epitome of true love! The story of Faizul Hasan Qadri and Tajamulli will remain in our heart for years to come.


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