In small-town India, a retired postman builds a monument to his wife and their love

December 8, 2014 5:30 AM

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In small-town India, a retired postman builds a monument to his wife and their love

In this Nov. 27, 2014 photo, a portrait of retired postman Faizul Hasan Qadri and his late wife Tajammuli is placed on a shelf inside Faizul's house in the town of Kaser Kalan, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. After she died, he sold her small pieces of jewelry and some family farmland, added everything he'd saved over the years and started building a mausoleum in her memory as a proof of love. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) (The Associated Press)

In this Nov. 27, 2014 photo, retired postman Faizul Hassan Qadri, 79, reviews a note book with love poems he wrote for his wife Tajammuli after she died, in the town of Kaser Kalan, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The couple were married when they were teenagers, and were together for 58 years...

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