In what may be the most touching gift one can get after death, a woman installed the life-size statue of her late father at a wedding function in Tanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. Bride Lakshmi Prabha had a priceless moment after her sister Bhuvaneshwari ‘brought back’ her dead father.
Showing her love for her father, Bhuvaneshwari installed his wax replica in the marriage hall, leaving the guests pleasantly astonished. The presence of the life size statue of her father, who died years ago, seemed to have brightened the ceremony.
The statue, built at a cost of Rs 6 lakh, had Bhuvaneshwari’s attention even in minute things as she wanted to give it a realistic look.
Clad in a traditional angavastram, the statue took the guests and other relatives by surprise with many queueing up to take selfies and some even paid their respects.
The modern trend of bringing back the dead was started in August last year when a Bangalore-based businessman Shrinivas Gupta installed a life-like statue of his late wife at a house-warming ceremony.
The expression of Shinivas’s gratitude grabbed much public traction, inspiring many to follow suit. With this trend people had found a new way of meeting their loved ones.
Sculptors based in Tamil Nadu and other states have since seen a surge in their orders for such wax models.