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MP teacher builds mini replica of Taj Mahal, dedicates it to wife

 Taj Mahal, one of many seven wonders of world, was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in reminiscence of his spouse Mumtaz Mahal. Now, centuries later, one other man has constructed an intricate duplicate of the mesmerizing monument as a present to his partner in Madhya Pradesh. Images and movies of the breathtaking construction have taken the web by storm.

In an extravagant present of affection, Anand Prakash Chouksey, a faculty instructor from Burhanpur, constructed the home which is about one-third the dimensions of the unique monument. The 52-year-old devoted the two-storeyed residence, which additionally features a 29-foot excessive dome, to his spouse Manjusha, additionally a instructor.

MP teacher builds mini replica of Taj Mahal, dedicates it to wife


Requested why he determined to construct his home just like the well-known tomb, he stated it was due to Taj Mahal’s historic affiliation along with his city. Though the enduring mausoleum now stands on the banks of the Yamuna in Agra, it may have really been in Burhanpur, the place Mumtaz breathed her final centuries in the past.

“After the queen died in Burhanpur whereas giving start, her physique rested right here for a number of months, and initially the monument in her honour was purported to be in-built MP. Nevertheless, it was later shifted to the Mughal courtroom of Agra and this city by no means bought the honour to be the place of an iconic monument. So, I made a decision to make considered one of my very own,” he informed indianexpress.com over the telephone.

It took three years to finish the lavish home which has 4 bedrooms, kitchen and a library, amongst different rooms, and 4 minarets surrounding it on the skin. “I visited the monument many occasions to review it intimately and the engineers studied 3D visuals of the construction to duplicate it,” he stated.


Because of the experience of his chief architect Praveen Chouksey and guided by skilled contractor Mushtaq Bhai, artisans from Burhanpur and lots of different components of India delivered to life his dream mission for which work started in 2018.


“It seems to be so actual as a result of he has not solely used the identical marble, however had additionally invited artisans from Agra and components of Rajasthan to create all of the works that you simply see on the partitions. For the furnishings to match the Mughal type, we even concerned skilled artisans from Surat,” he defined.

Whereas his new home has attracted a lot consideration, the instructor confessed he had by no means anticipated that it will go viral or make headlines overseas. “I’m simply blissful to know that my efforts are being appreciated,” he stated. Chouksey hopes his home may convey some pleasure to locals who can’t at all times go to the one in Agra and now thinks the construction could even convey some vacationers to Burhanpur.

Requested what his spouse needed to say about his grand ‘image of affection’, the person chuckled, saying, “Manjusha is simply blissful it has her remedy room.” Saying his spouse isn’t very excited in regards to the elaborate fanfare, Chouksey defined that she simply wished a room to learn in peace and quiet, however can be having fun with the mansion.

In the mean time, the instructor hopes his efforts wouldn’t be in useless, however will turn into part of the city’s historical past so folks will come to know of Burhanpur’s affiliation with the unique Taj Mahal.

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