The KP government recently approved the release of Rs. 20.4 million to acquire the ancestral houses of legendary Bollywood actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor located in the Khudadad Mohallah of Qissa Khwani Bazaar.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan approved the proposal to acquire the houses at a rate determined by the KP Communication and Works Department (C&W).
Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar Muhammad Ali Asghar sets the price of Dilip Kumar’s four marla house for Rs. 8 million while Rs. 10.5 million is set for Raj Kapoor’s six marla house.
The two houses of Bollywood legends in Peshawar will be turned into museums.
This generous step was taken by the KP government, the Peshawar district administration, and the provincial archaeology department after the owners decided to demolish the property.
It is to be noted that both actors were born and raised in Peshawar. The Kapoor haveli was built before the partition between 1918 and 1922 by Raj Kapoor’s grandfather, Deewan Basheswarnath.
According to the source, Dilip Kumar’s house was built by his father. Dilip Kumar’s real name was Mohammed Yusuf Khan.
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