Man unveils 6 foot statue of his wife 30 days after her demise

A businessman in Tamil Nadu paid tribute to his late wife by installing a six-feet-tall statue of her. The life-sized statue was unveiled after 30 days of her demise, as an expression of his love for her.

Sethuraman, who is a businessman from Madurai, unveiled the statue of his wife, Pitchaimaniammal, inside his residence.

“We lived happily for 48 years and she had never left me alone even to go to her parent’s place. We were living a content life until my wife fell ill. She was hospitalised for ten days, but doctors could not save her,” Sethuraman said.

The statue made of plastic fibre was finished in just 22 days by a sculptor named Prasanna, who burnt the midnight oil to deliver it on time to his customer. In a display of his love for his late wife, Sethuraman also got a portrait of Pichaimani, who was 68, made in 10 days and it now occupies prime space in the sprawling drawing room of his house.

“My wife was very dear to me. I always miss her, after she passed away 30 days back. I placed this statue at our residence, to be with her always,” he said. The statue is known to be made of fibre and other items for sturdiness.

“This statue is made of fibre, mixed with rubber and other items, so as to make it stronger and last longer. Colours used on this statue could last at least 50 years,” he added.