The provincial governing administration in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has decided to order the ancestral homes of legendary Bollywood actors
to preserve the historic properties which are in dilapidated issue and dealing with demolition risk. The Department of Archaeology in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has resolved to allocate enough funds for buying the two properties, which have been declared as the nationwide heritage and lie in the coronary heart of Peshawar city, an official said.
An formal letter has been sent to the Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar to figure out the charge of the two the historic buildings, in which the two greats of Indian cinema had been born and elevated in their early times prior to the partition, claimed Dr Abdus Samad Khan, the head of section of archaeology. Raj Kapoor’s ancestral home, regarded as
, is positioned in the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazar. It was built amongst 1918 and 1922 by the legendary actor’s grandfather Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor. Raj Kapoor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor ended up born in the developing. It has been declared national heritage by the provincial authorities.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s around one hundred-calendar year-previous ancestral residence is also situated in the exact locality. The home is in shambles and was declared as countrywide heritage in 2014 by the then Nawaz Sharif authorities. Khan explained the proprietors of the two properties built quite a few tries in the previous to demolish them for constructing professional plazas in view of their primary spot but all this kind of moves were stopped as the archaeology division needed to preserve them keeping in see their historic importance.
Having said that, the operator of Kapoor Haveli, Ali Qadar, explained that he did not want to demolish the creating and made a lot of contacts with the archaeology division officials to guard and maintain this historic framework which is a nationwide pleasure. The owner has demanded Rs two hundred crore from the KP govt to offer it out to the authorities. In 2018, the Pakistan govt determined to change the Kapoor Haveli into a museum, heeding to a ask for by
who died this yr in Mumbai. Even so, the announcement to this result could not be materialised irrespective of a lapse of all over two decades.
There are around 1,800 historic buildings in Peshawar which are over 300 many years previous. AYZ PMS ZH PMS PMS