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Dilip Kumar’s nephew grateful to PM Imran Khan for preserving Indian legend’s ancestral dwelling

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  • Indian actor Dilip Kumar’s nephew, Fawad Ishaq, expresses gratitude to PM Imran Khan for preserving the legend’s ancestral dwelling
  • Says Dilip Kumar’s attachment to his hometown by no means diminished and that the seasoned actor had wished to donate his home
  • “He loves his hometown very much,” the nephew notes, referring to Peshawar and the well-known and historic Qissa Khawani Bazaar
  • The Indian legend’s residence was declared a nationwide heritage website by the federal authorities of Pakistan in 2013

KARACHI: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s nephew, Fawad Ishaq, has expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan for preserving the Indian legend’s ancestral dwelling within the Qissa Khawani Bazaar of Peshawar.

Talking to Geo Information, Ishaq stated Dilip Kumar’s attachment to his hometown by no means diminished and that the seasoned actor had wished to donate his home — for which he had additionally given an influence of lawyer.

“He loves his hometown very much,” the famend actor’s nephew said, referring to Peshawar and the well-known and historic Qissa Khawani Bazaar’s Khudadad neighbourhood, which was once a residential space earlier however is now an enormous enterprise centre.

Popularly often called Dilip Kumar, Muhammad Yusuf Khan was born on this home on December 11, 1922, and moved to Bombay together with his household in 1930. In 2013, the Indian actor’s residence was declared a nationwide heritage website by the federal authorities of Pakistan.

Dilip Kumar had visited his ancestral dwelling in 1988, kissing the doorstep and reminiscing his childhood whereas talking to the media.

In 1997, when the Indian legend was awarded Pakistan’s highest civilian honour, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, he had needed to go to his ancestral dwelling in Peshawar however was unable to take action as a result of overwhelming rush of individuals coming to greet him.

Kapoor Haveli — the previous residence of one other Indian actor, the late Raj Kapoor — can also be positioned in Peshawar, within the Dilgaran space.

A era of Kapoor household, which gave many superstars to Bollywood, was born on this mansion that was constructed between 1918 and 1922 by Raj Kapoor’s father, Dewan Kapoor.

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