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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) authorities of Pakistan has set the authorized course of rolling to purchase the ancestral homes of two Indian movie legendary actors and mates Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, in Peshawar. The KP authorities has enacted a crucial part of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 of the state, which authourises the federal government to take possession of each the homes on emergency foundation.

The quantity will quickly be launched to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Peshawar for fee to the landowners.

The worth of Dilip Kumar’s 4 marla (101 sq. metre) home has been mounted at Rs 80.56 lakh (USD 50,517) whereas that of Raj Kapoor’s six marla home (151.75 sq. metre) at Rs 1.50 crore (USD 94,061) by the Archeological Division of Pakistan.

In accordance with the Pakistani newspaper The Every day Jung, for a very long time the homeowners weren’t keen to promote these homes as the federal government was not keen to pay the market costs. Their objections – the prime location properties have been severely undervalued.

The proprietor of Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home has demanded Rs 25 crore for the property and the proprietor of the ancestral home in Peshawar of Raj Kapoor demanded Rs 200 crore .

The KP authorities claimed that the homeowners have been demanding exorbitantly increased costs and blackmailing the authorities because of the significance of those premises.

Raj Kapoor’s ancestral dwelling, generally known as Kapoor Haveli, is positioned within the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazar. It was constructed between 1918 and 1922 by the legendary actor’s father Prithvi Raj Kapoor. Prithviraj Kapoor, thought-about a pioneer of Indian movie and theatre world and whose household has continued to entertain world audiences via cinema, stayed on this Kapoor haveli. It’s there that the actor Prithviraj’s son Raj Kapoor, who grew to become India’s youngest and most profitable actor-director, was born.

These buildings , that are in shambles, have been declared a nationwide heritage by the provincial authorities of KP final yr.

Up to now, the homeowners of the 2 buildings have made a number of makes an attempt to demolish them for setting up business malls in view of their prime location. Happily, this was stropped because the archaeology division wished to protect them, retaining in view their historic significance.

The 2 properties are proper close to the two,000-year-old Qissa Khwani Bazaar (or Market of Storytellers). The Bazaar as soon as served as a tenting floor for the caravans of travelling retailers.

“Generally skilled storytellers held court docket right here, telling tales for the leisure of the travellers. That is our cultural heritage and we take pleasure in preserving it. We’re very proud that Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor have been from Peshawar,” Abdul Samad, director of archaeology and museums in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province had informed the Pakistani media final yr.

Dilip Kumar was born as Yusuf Khan to Lala Ghulam Sarwar Khan and Ayesha Begum in Peshawar’s Khudadad space. The home is a 5 minute stroll away from Prithviraj Kapoor’s home. In accordance with the actor Dilip Kumar, his household of fruit retailers moved to Bombay looking for medical care beneath the surgeon Dr. V. L. Parmar for Kumar’s elder brother Ayub Khan, who had been injured in a horse using accident. The household’s enterprise and private travails in the end led Yusuf Khan to step in to assist his father. One such journey took him to Nainital the place the film’s manufacturing home Bombay Talkies proprietor, Devika Rani, accompanied by the grasp director Amiya Chakraborty, bumped into the good-looking Yousuf. The remainder is historical past.

By the way Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor, two nice actors within the Indian movie business, first and final appeared collectively within the movie ‘Andaaz’ in 1949.

Final yr when the information broke about making Dilip Kumar’s home a museum, his actress spouse Saira Banu took to twitter to thank the KP authorities. “I want the provincial authorities success in its efforts and sincerely hope that this time the dream comes true. Mashallah. My coronary heart fills up with pleasure every time I obtain the identical information in regards to the ancestral dwelling of Yusuf Saheb in Peshawar in North West Frontier province which the provincial authorities has been repeatedly attempting to show right into a monument for posterity,” Saira tweeted.

Current day Indian celebrity Shah Rukh Khan, generally known as the King of Bollywood, additionally has hyperlinks to the realm, however his household dwelling which remains to be in use has not suffered the identical decline. His cousin Maqsood Ahmad informed the Daybreak that Shah Rukh’s father, Taj Mohammad Khan, and his brother Ghulam Mohammad Gama, have been staunch supporters of Congress. Partition noticed Taj Mohammad leaving Pakistan to flee arrest. His brother Gama was imprisoned for seven years.

Peshawar suffered an enormous knock to its cultural standing after changing into a hotbed of violence from the Nineteen Eighties onwards, bringing an finish to the golden period of the town. Militant teams, together with Taliban and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have destroyed and compelled to shut all cinema halls, cultural theatres and golf equipment and music retailers.

Although the state of affairs is enhancing, the shadow of militancy remains to be not receded.

There may be nonetheless a ban on Bollywood movies in Pakistan however folks of Peshawar love Hindi movies. In spite of everything Peshawar has delivered Bollywood’s three Iconic superstars!!



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