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‘Her presence is important’: Karnataka businessman installs late wife’s statue in their ‘dream home’

On August 8, the guests who attended the housewarming ceremony of Srinivas Murthy were surprised to see a statue of Madhavi, his late wife, in the drawing-room of the new house.

Written by Darshan Devaiah BP | Karnataka, Koppal | Updated: August 12, 2020 8:19:43 am
karnataka businessman, late wife statue, life sized statuesSrinivas Murthy with the life-size silicon statue of his late wife, Madhavi, at the housewarming of his new home.

A businessman from Koppal district in Karnataka installed a life-size statue of his late wife at his newly-constructed home. On August 8, guests who attended the housewarming ceremony of Srinivas Murthy were surprised to see Madhavi, his late wife who died in a car crash in 2017, seated in the drawing-room.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Murthy said, “The house which was constructed is my wife’s plan and it was her dream to construct a house. But unfortunately, she passed away in a car accident.”

“Madhavi was involved in the planning of the new house. After three years, I was missing her during the housewarming ceremony. Hence I thought her presence is important to our family and this house,” he added.

Guests look at the life-sized statue at the housewarming.

To make her presence felt, Murthy visited various photo studios to get her photo framed for the new house. But a meeting with Gombe Mane, a popular toymaker in Bengaluru, made him change his plans.

“I was introduced to Mahesh Rangannadavaru, an architect who creates silicon wax statues. I gave an order and also gave my wife’s photos and finally, I got this realistic statue,” Murthy said.

Madhavi died in a car accident while travelling to Tirupati with their two daughters near Kolar district from Bengaluru. While Madhavi died on the spot, the two girls sustained minor injuries.

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