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Man Puts Wax Dummy of Late Wife on Display

A man in India has come up with a foolproof plan to keep his late wife’s memory alive: he’s put a life-sized wax figure of her on display in his home.
Srinivasa Gupta, 57, unveiled the eerily lifelike figure this week in his new bungalow home, which he says he built to satisfy the wax dummy. Before his wife, Madhavi, died in a car accident three years ago, she’d talked to him about wanting to build a bungalow for the two to live in.

Gupta surprised friends and family members with the wax figure earlier this week after inviting them over for a housewarming party, he says. “They all believed for a few seconds that it could actually be my wife,” Gupta says. “It was my wife’s dream to construct a bungalow. Now she is not there to live in it. The statue is a way to reinforce that she is still here.”

Would it feel creepy to have a wax dummy of a dead relative staring at you all the time? What would you do if you found someone you were dating had a wax figure of a late spouse in their home?


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