An Indian widower has commissioned a lifelike statue of his late wife. Madhavi Gupta was killed in a car crash three years ago. Prior to her death, she had reportedly dreamed of having a bungalow. Gupta made the bungalow a reality to honour his wife.
Srinivasa Gupta, 57, pictured next to the life-size statue of his late wife, Madhavi Gupta. Madhavi’s daughters pictured with the statue of their mother, which reportedly bears a striking resemblance to her.
He held discussions with 25 architects, one of whom, Mahesh Rangannadavaru, suggested the idea of the life-size statue, according to a report in The News Minute.
On August 8, guests were invited to the housewarming ceremony at Srinivasa Gupta’s residence. They were left astounded at the statue’s striking resemblence to Gupta’s late wife.
‘Everyone was so surprised,’ he said.
‘They all believed for a few seconds that it could actually be my wife.’
‘I wanted to do something special in memory of my wife. She died three years ago in a car accident,’ Gupta told the publication, adding: ‘This is the kind of gesture I was looking for. I placed the order about a year ago.
‘I gave them several pictures of my wife. She looks so real.’