Connect with us

Social Stories

“I’m fulfilling her wish” – Man in India Spends RM132K to Build a Silicone Statue for His Late Wife


Collage 10
Source: Times of India

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Till death do us part. A man in India, however, has not “parted” with his late wife as he continues to express his love for his wife who died of Covid-19, but not in the way someone usually does.

Tapas Sandilya, a retired central government employee spent Rs 2.5 lakh (approximately RM132,000) to build a silicone statue that resembles his wife, and we gotta say, the resemblance is uncanny! The lifelike silicone statue of his late wife Indrani is placed on her favorite spot of the sofa in their home in Kolkata.

Screenshot 2023 01 06 113809

Despite the amount of attention that has been drawn from the statue, Tapas’s expression of love is not done for that purpose. In fact, he was merely fulfilling Indrani’s wish, as reported by the Times of India.

Indrani had spoken about her wish as early as 10 years ago when the couple visited the Iskcon temple in Mayapur. At the temple, they saw the lifelike statue of the order’s founder, AC Bhaktivedanta Swami and  couldn’t stop admiring it.

“Indrani told me about her desire for a similar statue, if she happens to pass away before me,” Tapas said.

Screenshot 2023 01 06 114155

Indrani’s silicone statue weighs about 30 kg, and it’s “dressed” in a silk Sari from Assam. Tapas also put on the gold pieces of jewelry on the statue, which were Indrani’s favorite. It was also not easy to replicate Indrani as Tapas said the grafting of the hair alone took about a month to complete. He asked for some grey streaks on the hair from the sculptor of the statue to make it more realistic.

Simply put, Tapas wanted the statue to be perfect.

Screenshot 2023 01 06 113930

Is everyone a fan of the statue? Initially, it wasn’t.

Tapas’s own family was not fond of the idea of making a statue of Indrani at first but eventually, with the help of Tapas’s neighbors, his family gave in. The family man certainly has his own ways to keep his love alive and build more memories.

“If we can keep framed photographs at home after someone’s death, why not a statue?”

Despite the uncanny resemblance of the statue, Tapas admitted that it will never eliminate the pain of his loss, and it’s not made better whenever he’s reminded about Indrani’s final days.

Screenshot 2023 01 06 114049

“I was in isolation while Indrani was at the hospital. I will never forget that, but the statue gives me the feeling that she’s always with me,” Tapas said.

Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in 1653 to house the tomb of his wife, Mumtaj Mahal, and Tapas built a lifelike silicon statue of Indrani to fulfill her wish. Everyone has their own ways to express their love, and how do you think you’ll honor your loved ones in the future?


Also read: “He is too handsome” Obsessive Woman Refuses To Leave Abusive Husband as He is Too Good Looking

Collage 4 5

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2024 06 14T190745.940 My Post 1 2024 06 14T190745.940
News6 hours ago

BREAKING: Huge Fire Breaks Out at Genting Highlands Theme Park, Firefighters Deployed to Location

A fire was reported to have broken out at the Genting Skyworlds (outdoor) theme park, Genting Highlands, at around 4.55pm,...

Feat Image Cybertrooper Feat Image Cybertrooper
News8 hours ago

“Cybertrooper rebrand” – M’sians Call Out Nga Kor Ming for Hiring 200 ‘Online Ambassadors’ at His Ministry

An announcement by the Minister of Housing and Local Government Nga Kor Ming didn’t sit too well with Malaysians online...

Feat Image Cheapest Fee Feat Image Cheapest Fee
News9 hours ago

Study: Malaysia Has World’s Cheapest International Schools Fees, Median Fee as Low as RM12.4k/Year

A recent study on the cost of international education around the globe yielded some interesting results relating to Malaysia, whereby...

My Post 1 2024 06 14T152458.440 My Post 1 2024 06 14T152458.440
News9 hours ago

Indonesian Policewoman Burns Husband to Death for Gambling Away 13-Month Bonus Money

For many people, receiving bonus money from their employer is an opportunity to relieve themselves of debts and to make...

Collage121211212 Collage121211212
News10 hours ago

Kuala Pilah Police Arrest 2 Men for Allegedly Exploiting a 14yo Disabled Boy for Child Labour

Child labour remains to a certain extent a common occurrence in Malaysia. This situation is concerning and raises issues regarding...

Feat Image Malaysia 1 Feat Image Malaysia 1
News10 hours ago

Study: Malaysia is World’s 10th Most Peaceful Country, Only 1 of 2 Asian Nations in Top 10 Beside Singapore

Despite all the doom and gloom we read about our country from Malaysians on social media, it is worth noting...

My Post 1 2024 06 14T113013.042 My Post 1 2024 06 14T113013.042
News13 hours ago

“Where’s mommy & daddy?” – Zayn Rayyan’s Younger Brother is Now in the Custody of Selangor JKM

Following the disappearance and death of a little autistic boy, Zayn Rayyan, in December 2023, the lives of his family...

Feat Image Malaysia Inflation Feat Image Malaysia Inflation
News14 hours ago

Study: 68% of M’sians Believe Nation’s Economy is in Recession, 53% are Just Getting by Financially

A recent survey by Ipsos, 1 of the world’s largest market research company, found that most Malaysians have a rather...


Latest Videos