Telangana: The Taj Mahal, India’s iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. In Bihar, ‘mountain man’ Dashrath Manjhi carved a path through a hillock using a hammer and chisel in order to shorten the distance between his village and a hospital. Manjhi’s wife had died because she could not reach a hospital in time.
In Telangana, a reitred government employee may soon join this list of men who built monuments to their wives.Chandra Goud, a retired employee of the Telangana electricity department, has built a temple in memory of his dead wife, Rajamani. Rajamani died due to ill health. Goud built the temple in Gosanipalli in Telangana’s Siddipet district and the momnument now draws curious visitors to the remote village with residents hailing Goud’s love for his wife.