To pay tribute to his late wife, Shrinivas Gupta, an industrialist in Karnataka has installed a silicon wax statue of hers at his new residence in Koppal.
He hosted a housewarming party with the statue of his wife who died in a car accident in July 2017.
#Karnataka: Industrialist Shrinivas Gupta, celebrated house warming function of his new house in Koppal with his wife Madhavi’s silicon wax statue, who died in a car accident in July 2017.— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2020
Statue was built inside Madhavi's dream house with the help of architect Ranghannanavar pic.twitter.com/YYjwmmDUtc
Ranghannanavar, a well-known architect helped install the statue of Madhavi, the industrialist's late wife.
The wax statue is the wife of that man and mother of those two girls.— Sandeep pandey (@butterf23893966) August 11, 2020
The wife had expired two years back due to a car accident.
They made her as a statue and made her to sit during the House warming ceremony pic.twitter.com/73l5EzNq5I
Reportedly, the statue is uncannily similar to the deceased. The statue is dressed in a bright magenta saree, wearing gold jewellery while sitting on a sofa.
In conversation with ANI, Shrinivas Gupta shared that the house was her 'dream home.'
It's a great feeling to have my wife again at my home, as this was her dream home. Artist Shreedhar Murthy from Bengaluru took a year to prepare my wife's statue. Silicon was used for the statue for durability: Shrinivas Gupta on installing silicon statue of his deceased wife https://t.co/UY4bFcHnvL pic.twitter.com/AbtH1spYbD— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2020
Seeing this people couldn't help but react to it.
So much of love . Felt emotional. It may be a statue for world but for him she is right there present with him . Brilliant creation. Talking about talent, no one can beat Indians.— Roshni Shah (@roshshah89) August 11, 2020
India is a nation where even today, people give more values to emotions, love & affection. Shrinivas Gupta, celebrating house warming function of his new house in Koppal with his wife Madhavi’s silicon wax statue, is one such example. The artists have done brilliant presentation.— Raju (@nbrengaraju) August 11, 2020
Awwww..this is so heartwarming & heartbreaking at the same time..Everything seemed so normal..happy family & all until one realizes it's a wax status .💔💔— Urban Yogini 🧘♀️🕉 (@UrbanYoginii) August 11, 2020
Deeply respectful of personal sentiment. But it did freak me out. Reminded me of "Shivdutt" of Chandrakanta series. Why didn't paintings/plain statues evoke the same reaction. When smthng is so close to real, may be the mind gets spooked and starts playing games.— Ashwini Kandlikar (@Ashkandy1980) August 11, 2020
Here's to Shrinivas Gupta, feeling a little closer to his wife.