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Grieving Husband Spends RM130k To Create Silicone Figure Of Late Wife To Preserve Her Memory

today5 January 2023

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In Kolkata, 65-year-old man installs wife's silicone statue after Covid snatches her away | Kolkata News - Times of India
Source: Times of India

Some people remember their loved ones who have passed on by keeping small mementos, old letters and photographs, or even keeping cremation ashes around. But one man in India took it to the next level.

To preserve the memory of his late wife who died from Covid-19, Tapas Sandilya keeps a 30kg silicone figure of her in his living room.

He placed her at her favourite spot on the couch, where he lovingly puts his arms around her shoulders, combs her hair, and arranges the folds of her sari – just like the doting husband he is.

Indrani passed alone on 4 May 2021 in a hospital bed while Tapas was in isolation due to the pandemic restrictions at the time. They had been married for 39 years until the brutal second wave of Covid-19 infected her.

India man spends US$30,000 on silicone sculpture of wife who died of Covid-19 | South China Morning Post
Source: scmp

Tapas tells The Times of India that he recalled a trip they took years ago to a Hindu temple where they had seen a very realistic religious statue.

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Written by: Quinny Tan