Lucknow, Aug 28: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today met an 81-year-old man, who exhausted all his savings in building a "mini" Taj Mahal in Bulandshahr in memory of his wife, and assured financial help on personal level to complete it.
After meeting Faizul Hasan Quadri, a retired clerk, at his residence here today, Yadav said that he will consider financially helping Quadri at personal level to complete the replica of Taj Mahal, an official spokesperson said.
On the demand of the octogenarian to open an inter-college for girls in his village - Kaser Kalan, the Chief Minister said that funds would be earmarked for it in the next state budget.
Yadav, who also felicitated Quadri on the occasion, also announced to include his village under Jyaneshwar Mishra scheme and develop it on priority basis, the Spokesperson said.
Quadri took up the task of constructing a replica of the monument of love in 2011, when his wife died of throat cancer.
The retired clerk put all his savings, of over Rs 17 lakhs, into erecting the monument in his village.
Qadri desires to be buried by the side of his wife, Tajmauli, in the mausoleum.