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Pakistan Government To Buy Ancestral Houses Of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar

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By ITN News Editor December 23, 2018 14:47

Pakistan Government To Buy Ancestral Houses Of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar

The provincial government in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa plans to buy 25 pre-partition era buildings, including the ancestral houses of legendry Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar, which have been declared as the national heritage, the sources said.Raj Kapoor’s ancestral home, known as Kapoor Haveli, is situated in the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazar. It was built before the Partition of British India, between 1918 and 1922, by the legendary actor’s grandfather Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor.Raj Kapoor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor were born in the building. It has been declared national heritage by the provincial government.Veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s over 100-year-old ancestral house is also located in Peshawar’s Qissa Khawani Bazaar. The house which is in shambles was declared as national heritage under the Federal Antiquities Act in 2014 by the Nawaz Sharif government.The provincial government has allocated Rs. 61 crore for buying 25 pre-partition era buildings, having archaeological importance, including the ancestral houses of actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 23, 2018 14:47

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