Film legends Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor's ancestral homes in Pakistan to be purchased by provincial KP authorities

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Key Highlights

  • Veteran movie icons Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor’s ancestral homes stand tall at a first-rate location in Peshawar
  • Reportedly, each the homes shall be purchased by Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provincial authorities
  • Both the homes have been declared a nationwide heritage by the province

The movie trade, over time, has advanced due to the contribution of movie legends like Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor. They are sometimes thought to be the folks behind the evolution of Indian cinema. The movie legends have been born in Pakistan and got here to India post the partition section. Both of the icons’ ancestral homes lie within the coronary heart of Peshawar. And for a similar, the provincial authorities in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has determined to purchase each the homes and convert them into locations of historic significance.

As per studies, the homes want renovation and are in dilapidated situation. A PTI report has an official sharing that the Department of Archaeology in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has determined to allocate adequate funds to buy the 2 buildings which were declared a nationwide heritage. The head of the archaeology division talked about that an official letter has been despatched to the Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar for cost-related issues.

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, born as Muhammed Yusuf Khan, is without doubt one of the most gifted icons of the trade. His 100-year-old ancestral home is in the identical locality in Peshawar as Raj Kapoor’s. In 2014, the then Nawaz Sharif authorities had declared the actor’s home as a nationwide heritage. Reportedly, the home is in shambles and renovation shall be occurring for a similar.

Filmmaker Raj Kapoor’s heritage dwelling, famously referred to as the Kapoor Haveli, stands tall in Qissa Khwani Bazar. Built between 1918 and 1922 by Raj Kapoor’s nice grandfather Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor, the enduring filmmaker-actor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor have been born in the identical home. The Kapoor Haveli, too, has been declared a nationwide heritage.

As per the report, officers talked about that the homeowners of the 2 buildings had made quite a few makes an attempt previously to demolish the properties to transform them into business complexes owing to their prime location. However, makes an attempt comparable to these have been put to relaxation.

However, as per studies, the proprietor of the Kapoor Haveli shared that he didn’t need to demolish the home and had himself made makes an attempt to achieve out to the archaeology division of the province to guard the heritage web site. Reportedly, the proprietor has demanded a whopping Rs 200 crore from the KP authorities.


It is to be famous right here that in 2018, the Pakistan authorities had determined to show the Kapoor Haveli right into a museum, on a request by Rishi Kapoor, who handed away earlier this yr. However, the identical couldn’t materialise.

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