Lucknow, November 10: Faizul Hasan Qadri, who was better known as a person who built 'Mini Taj Mahal' in the loving memory of his beloved wife, died in a road accident in Bulandshahr late Thursday night. The 83-year-old postmaster from Kaser Kalan in Uttar Pradesh succumbed to his injuries after the road accident at a private hospital in Aligarh. Qadri was hit by an unidentified vehicle outside his house in Kaser Kalan village. Taj Mahal Ranked 6th in World and 2nd in Asia's Top 2018 Landmarks.
Mohammad Aslam, Qadri's nephew, while speaking to Hindustan Times said, "He was taking a walk outside his house around 10.30pm on Thursday when some unidentified vehicle hit him. He was lying injured and I received information around 1 am. I rushed him to a local hospital and later to Aligarh where he died around 11 am on Friday. He got injured two years back as well after he had fallen from his bicycle and thereafter used a walker most of the time."
Qadri was in headlines after constructing a mini replica of Taj Mahal close to his house and for donating his land to government girl's school, which is now fully constructed and is adjacent to the structure. After partially building the Mini Taj Mahal, Qadri said, he constructed it in the memory of his late wife, Tajamulli Begum.
Tajamulli had died in December 2011 due to throat cancer, the duo had been married in 1953. After his wife died her buried her inside the structure and left a space for a grave, where he wished to be buried after his death. But due to financial problems, it remained half constructed. Later in 2015, Akhilesh Yadav had called him to Lucknow to help him but he politely turned down the financial assistance offered by Yadav. After the Qadri's death, his nephew is now determined to fulfil his uncle's wish.