‘Mini Taj’ maker dies in UP road accident
Faizul Hasan Qadri, who became famous for building a ‘mini-Taj Mahal’ in memory of his late wife in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, has been killed in a road accident, police said yesterday. The 83-year-old retired postmaster had begun constructing his mini Taj Mahal in 2012. He could not complete his ‘monument of love’ as he spent all his savings in the basic structure. After news of the ‘Taj Mahal’ spread, the then Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav offered him funds to complete the work. Qadri declined the offer and asked Yadav to establish a girls college in his village instead. The college is up and running.