Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities and the homeowners of the ancestral homes of legendary Bollywood actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor have been urged to succeed in a settlement over the speed fastened for the acquisition of the 2 historic buildings for changing them into museums.
Faisal Faroqui, a Peshawar-based spokesman for Dilip Kumar, informed reporters on Sunday that Peshawar lives within the coronary heart of the Indian legendary actor and that he at all times discusses his affiliation and candy reminiscences along with his delivery place and the ancestral dwelling in Mohallah Khudadad the place he was born in 1922 earlier than being shifted to India in 1935.
The household and the followers of the Indian movie legends have been very enthusiastic over the provincial authorities’s determination to transform the 2 historic buildings into museums to honour the Bollywood legends and protect their contribution to the Indian cinema, he mentioned.
Faisal Faroqui mentioned that preserving the ancestral homes of the legendary actors won’t solely promote the significance of Peshawar but additionally strengthen Pakistan’s tourism trade.
The provincial authorities early this month authorized the discharge of Rs 2.35 crore to buy the ancestral homes of the 2 legendary actors positioned within the coronary heart of this metropolis.
The value of Dilip Kumar’s 4 marla (101 sq. metre) home has been fastened 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).
After the procurement, each the homes will probably be transformed into museums by the archaeology division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Nonetheless, the homeowners of the ancestral homes have refused to promote the buildings on the fee fastened by the provincial authorities, saying the prime location property has been severely undervalued.
The proprietor of Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home has demanded Rs 25 crore for the property.
The proprietor, Haji Lal Muhammad, mentioned he had bought the property in 2005 for Rs 51 lakh after finishing all formalities required for the switch of the land and possesses all of the paperwork of the home.
He mentioned it’s unjust on a part of the federal government to repair the speed at Rs 80.56 lakh for the property after 16 years.
The proprietor of the ancestral home of Raj Kapoor demanded Rs 200 crore for the property in Peshawar. The federal government, nevertheless, has fastened the speed at Rs 1.50 crore.
Raj Kapoor’s ancestral dwelling, often called Kapoor Haveli, is located within the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazar. It was constructed between 1918 and 1922 by the legendary actor’s grandfather Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor.
Raj Kapoor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor have been born in the home. The constructing, which is in shambles, has been declared a nationwide heritage by the provincial authorities.
The homeowners of the 2 buildings have made a number of makes an attempt previously to demolish them for developing business plazas in view of their prime location however all such strikes have been stopped because the archaeology division needed to protect them, protecting in view their historic significance.