A 74-year-old business from Tamil Nadu's Madurai has installed a life-size statue of his late wife at his home to not miss the feeling of her constant presence.C Sethuraman from Mela Ponnagaram lost his 67-year-old wife S Pichaimani to heart-attack on August 10, reports The Hindu. Since then, Sethuraman had a difficult time struggling to fill the void of his wife.
A month after her demise, the septuagenarian unveiled the life-size statue of his wife sitting on a chair clad a green saree. It took 25 days for the sculpture to be created.Speaking to ANI, he said, "I lost my wife recently. But when I look at this statue I can connect with her. Fibre, rubber & special colours were used to make it."
Tamil Nadu: Sethuraman, a businessman from Madurai unveiled a statue of his wife,Pitchaimaniammal,at his home after 30 days of her demise. He says,"I lost my wife recently but when I look at this statue I can connect with her.Fibre,rubber & special colours were used to make it" pic.twitter.com/l5iykI8UCw— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2020
Sethuraman, who owns three big marriage halls in Madurai, said that in his 48-year-long marriage, there wasn't a single day where he would be away from his wife.
"I quit my government job as a health inspector to venture into the real estate business. Through the years, I had faced financial losses several times. But she was always there with me. She was more like my best friend," he said.
Sethuraman drew his inspiration from a Karnataka-based businessman had installed a life-size statue of his late wife during a housewarming ceremony.
Decked in a pink saree and gold jewellery, Madhavi sat atop a sofa, with a smile on her face. Her smile, however, never wore off and the guests in attendance were left speechless upon seeing her