Faizul Hasan qadri a retired postmaster who built a replica of the Taj Mahal in mamory of his wife in kaser kalan village(around 50KM from bulandshahr), died after being hit by a motorcycle on thursday night.He would be buried alongside his wife grave inside the replica.
FaizulHasan Qadri breathed his last in a hospital in aligarh where he was admitted after being hit by an unidentified motorcyclist his nephew Mohd Aslam Qadri told over phone.He had built his own grave adjacent his wife Tajjamumuli Begum's grave inside the replica of Taj Mahal and as per his wish his body will be buried there added aslam.
A Retired Postmaster Qadri made news after he started constructing a reolica of the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife who died on December 24 2011.Qadri buried her in his two bigha land and started constructing the replica around the grave in may 2012.He also built his own grave adjacent to his wife's and directed family members to bury him there after his death.
Aslam claimed that qadri never took maney from anyone and built the intire replica by spending his pension.He prepared the map and design and hired local masons for the construction using bricks and cement. Aslam said Qadri was very eager to complete the construction of the replica in his lifetime and had also collected 2lakh to procure stone for the replica But Allah had other plans and he eventually departed on friday said aslam who wants to complete the halffinished work of qadri.
Touched by qadri's love for his wife the then UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had invited him to lucknow in 2015 and offered help to completed qadri politely turned down the offer saying that he wanted to completed the construction on his own.Respecting his sentiments akhilesh insisted on some other assistance and qadri sought repair of roads in his village and construction of a girls college, for which he doneted his four bigha land adjacent the replica.