Indian Legend Dilip Kumar Requests People Of Peshawar To Share Pictures Of His Ancestral Home
Dilip Kumar's House Was Declared A National Heritage
Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar is famous the world over for his contribution to the Indian cinema. The 97-year-old is loved all over Pakistan by the older generations as they grew up watching his films.
The Bollywood veteran actor received a glimpse of his ancestral house in Peshawar, thanks to a journalist from Pakistan who shares national heritage photos on Twitter for his followers.
Journalist Shiraz Hassan posted four photographs of Dilip Kumar's ancestral house, which is over 100 years old and located in the heart of Peshawar city in Pakistan.
The veteran actor responded to Shiraz Hassan, thanking him for the pictures and requesting "all in Peshawar" to share photos of the house if they had any.
"Thank you for sharing this. Requesting all in #Peshawar to share photos of my ancestral house (if you’ve clicked the pic) and tag #DilipKumar"
Dilip Kumar's ancestral house was declared a national heritage site in 2014 by the government of Pakistan. It made the news recently when the provincial government in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa decided to purchase it in a bid to conserve the historic building, which today lies in ruins.
Situated in the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazar, this is the house where the Mughal-e-Azam actor spent his early years before the partition. It is situated in the same neighborhood as Raj Kapoor's ancestral home, which will also be purchased by the government.
The people of Peshawar heard Dilip Kumar's call and started sharing pictures for the veteran actor.
I passed through your house some days ago but didn't click. Will do next time. Best wishes. #DilipKumar— Zeeshan Khattak (@khattak) September 30, 2020
The Department of Archaeology in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has decided to allocate sufficient funds for purchasing the ancestral houses of Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. Dr. Abdus Samad Khan, the head of the department of archaeology, said:
"An official letter has been sent to the Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar to determine the cost of both the historic buildings, where the two greats of Indian cinema were born and raised in their early days before the partition"