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Man builds replica of Taj Mahal as tribute for his wife

SINDH: A man, Abdul Rasool Pali from Umerkot Sindh, has made a replica of the historic Taj Mahal in memory of his 49 year-old wife.

Talking to a private news channel, Pali shared that he got married at a very young age. His wife Maryam was 40 years old at the time while he was 18. Despite the age difference, their ‘arranged marriage’ turned into ‘love’ within a few days and the couple loved traveling together.

After 40 years of marriage, his wife died of a heat stroke in 2015. The death of his beloved Maryam made Abdul Rasool more adamant to build the monument despite the opposition of the locals calling it a waste. The landlord-cum-lawyer in Umerkot made an exact model of the monument 800km away.

It took him six months and Rs 1.3 million to tribute the love of his life. Pali said that he is already famous in the village of Dhibo for building the village cemetery. He is now making waves internationally with his recreation.

The 65-year-old has 9,000 acres of land to his name, being the largest land-owner in the area. He fell in love with the Mughal monument back in 1980 when he visited India for the first time.

Known as the monument of love, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Begum. The mausoleum which houses the graves of both Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Begum had been the subject of many poems, songs and films.

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