Meet This Man Who Gifted Taj Mahal Like Home To His Wife In Madhya Pradesh

Love has no limits and these days married couples are exhibiting their love for each other with extraordinary gifts. One such incident comes from Madhya Pradesh, where a resident of Burhanpur has built a replica of the Taj Mahal and gifted it to his wife. Anand Prakash Chouksey, an educationist, got the four-bedroom building constructed for his wife Manjusha Chouksey.

They Got Inspired After Visiting The Taj Mahal

As an inspiration, the couple went to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. They studied its architecture closely and asked the engineers to take note of the structural details. Initially, Mr Chouksey had urged his engineers to build a house 80 feet high. But, permission for such a structure was not granted. Following the rejection, he decided to build a Taj Mahal-like structure.



The interior

Mr Chouksey’s unique house was built over a period of three years. The engineers built it on the basis of a 3D image of the Taj Mahal. Mr Chouksey believes that his house will be a spectacle that no tourist can afford to miss while visiting Burhanpur. According to consulting engineer Praveen Chouksey, the house is spread across 90 square metres with minarets. The basic structure occupies 60 square metres. The dome is 29 feet high and consists of two bedrooms on two floors. The house also has a kitchen, a library and meditation room.

Chouksey Is A Rich Educationalist

Anand Prakash Chouksey, is a Burhanpur-based educationist, owns a hospital and a school has enough revenue accumulated over years to build this marvel and gift it to his wife. “The house resembling the Taj Mahal is just 1/3rd of the world-famous historical monument of Agra, which was visited by me and my wife three years back for inspiration before starting this house. We studied architecture closely and asked engineers to take note of the structural details. After work of two and half years by teams of artisans from Burhanpur and outside, the house looking like Taj Mahal is finally ready and has become a major draw for low budget tourists who cannot afford travelling to Agra as well as young couples hunting for the ideal location for pre-wedding shoots,” Chouksey said.


                                              The couple

According to Praveen Chouksey, the consulting engineer of the Taj Mahal replica house, “it took around a month for our team for a detailed design study of the Taj Mahal, followed by a planning of a few weeks, guided by experienced contractor Mushtaq Bhai, artisans from Burhanpur and outside accomplished this dream project in two and half years.” While the cemented carving was done by teams from Indore and West Bengal, exquisite work on white stone sourced from Makrana was done by artisans from Rajasthan only, the inlay on flooring was performed by artisans from Agra. The furniture and interior work were done by teams from Mumbai and Surat.”



Source : The freepress Journal