For guests who walked into Shrinivas Gupta’s newly constructed home, they encountered quite a shock in their lives.
There, seated at the couch, was Gupta’s deceased wife, Madhavi who had passed away in a fatal car accident in 2017.
So there were probably many guests who can be forgiven for thinking that they saw a ghost when they attended Gupta’s housewarming.
Turns out, it was a life-like silicone statue of Gupta’s wife which was specially made in memory of Madhavi.
#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.
Statue was built inside Madhavi’s dream house with the help of architect Ranghannanavar pic.twitter.com/YYjwmmDUtc
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2020
According to an emotional Gupta, his late wife had harboured the desire to live in a specially designed house. Unfortunately, she died before she could live in her dream house.
The 57-year-old Indian industrialist said it took Bengaluru based artist Shreedhar Murthy almost a year to create the statue using silicone.
Gupta had initially thought of using wax but due to the hot weather, he was advised to go with silicone instead.
The wax statue is the wife of that man and mother of those two girls.
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
— Sandeep pandey (@butterf23893966) August 11, 2020
“It is a great feeling to have my wife again at my home; this was her dream home. The house was designed as per her wishes and she alone was monitoring the progress of the construction of the house,” Gupta said to Mangalore Today.
Madhavi left Gupta their two daughters who also miss her very much.