Pakistan to buy ancestral homes of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor

The Hush Post | 7:54 pm | 2-minute read

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in Pakistan is all set to buy the ancestral homes of Bollywood showman Raj Kapoor and tragedy king Dilip Kumar.  The provincial government intends to buy around 25 buildings from the pre-independence era.  The government has declared 77 such buildings in the province as national heritage. 52 of these buildings are government properties while the remaining are in the possession of locals.

The ancestral homes of Dilip Kumar and the Kapoors are located in Peshawar’s famous Kissa Khwani Bazar. Raj Kapoor’s grandfather bulit the Kapoor Haveli between 1918 and 1922.  Raj Kapoor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor were born in this house.

Dilip Kumar’s house is also located in the same area. The Nawaz Sharif government declared it a national heritage under the Federal Antiquities Act in 2014.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has allocated 61 crore rupees for the purchase of these 25 buildings.

A few days back Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu, using the actor’s twitter handle, had requested for an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She sought PMs help in saving Dilip Kumar’s house in Bandra from the clutches of ‘Land Mafia’ Samir Bhojwani after he was released from jail.

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