Faizul Hasan Qadri was no Emperor but that didn’t stop him from comemmorating his wife in a away that is befitting of an Empress.
Qadri lost Tajamulli to throat cancer in 2011. His love for his wife of 57 years , strong and pure as the white marble of the Taj Mahal that adorns the eye of every lover around the world, made him go miles and build a mausoleum for his dear departed wife in the style of the world famous monument.
This concrete Taj Mahal made a mark on the map of Uttar Pradesh as it made it to news worldwide what was then going to be known as the ‘Poor man’s Taj Mahal’ in the years to come.
This retired postman will now be laid to rest beside his Begum inside the Mausoleum in a grave he had dug a few years back.Qadri , 82 years of age, passed away on November 9 at a Meerut hospital after being hit by a motorcycle.
The concrete replica of teh Taj Mahal had taken 7 years to be build and made famous his Kaser Kalan village in Dibai tehsil of Bulandshahr district.
Faizul Hasan Qadri was a retired postman who didn’t belong to the Mughal lineage. But he loved his wife of 57 years so strong that he built her a mausoleum – a Taj Mahal replica built from concrete.
On Friday morning, 9 November, the 82-year-old ‘Shah Jahan of the Poor’ passed away in a hospital in Meerut after he was hit by a motorcycle. Now, Qadri will be laid to rest next to his beloved Tajamulli Begum, in a grave he dug a few years back inside his ‘Taj Mahal’.
The concrete Taj Mahal has made Qadri’s village in Uttar Pradesh quite famous.