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.
Srinivas Murthy, a businessman from Koppal, #Karnataka installed a life size statue of his late wife at newly-constructed home. His wife Madhavi died in an accident in 2017. Statue was built inside the living room with the help of architect Mahesh Rangannadavaru. @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/oTKZ4kkSQg
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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.
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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