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Another Love, Another Taj

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The man who put his entire savings to create a Taj Mahal replica in his wife's memory

Saidul Hasan Qadri wants to create a marvel in his wife’s memory, and he has turned to none other than Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for inspiration. After the demise of his wife, Tajammuli Begum, the 78-year-old put his entire life savings of Rs 10 lakh in creating a replica of the Taj Mahal in the town of Dibai in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh. From his home the former postmaster of Dibai has a clear view of the monument where he wants to be buried alongside his wife