Karnataka businessman installs wife's life-like statue in new bungalow!
Galatta | Aug 11, 2020, 01:40 pm
The lovely bond of matrimony is one to cherish and as all good things, it only gets better with age! Love between two people can exist even if the people are not there anymore and as testimony for this, is the heart-warming act of a Karnataka-based businessman! 57-year-old Srinivasa Murthy hails from Koppal in Karnataka and he recently conducted the house warming ceremony of his new bungalow! Everybody who attended the function were in for a pleasant shock as they noticed Srinivasa Murthy's wife Madhavi, sitting on a sofa looking resplendent in a pink & gold saree adorned with jewels and flowers in her hair! The shock for everybody was that, Madhavi had passed away in a road accident, about three years back!
Reports state that Madhavi had been travelling to Tirupati by car with her two daughters, when they met with an accident while trying to avoid a truck on the Kolar highway. The daughters escaped with minor injuries but unfortunately Madhavi lost her life when their car rear-ended into a truck! This left Srinivasa Murthy's family shattered. However, not one to give up on life, the industrialist wanted to realise his wife's dream of owning a bungalow and worked towards it! When he eventually got ready for a bungalow, he wanted it to be a memorial for his wife and approached many architects to identify how best to do it. After not being happy with most suggestions, Srinivasa Murthy was finally happy with architect Mahesh Raghannadavaru's idea of installing a life-like statue of Madhavi in the new bungalow's living room!
The architect suggesting making the statue out of silicone as the Koppal region has high temperatures most of the year and it had more durability than wax! Some popular toymakers from Bengaluru were tasked with making the statue and their work has left everybody stunned as the outcome is very life-like! Talking about this, Srinivasa Murthy said, “Everyone was so surprised. They all believed for a few seconds that it could actually be my wife. It was my wife’s dream to construct a bungalow. Now she is not there to live in it. The statue is a way to reinforce that she is still here!" Srinivasa Murthy and his daughters are now overjoyed at the thought of having this statue of their beloved Madhavi living with them in their new house. And, this once again goes to prove that love has no boundaries...