The provincial government in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa plans to buy 25 pre-partition era buildings including those of legendary Bollywood actors
New Delhi: The provincial government in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa plans to buy 25 pre-partition era buildings, including the ancestral houses of legendary Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar.
The houses have been declared national heritage. Kapoor's ancestral home, known as Kapoor Haveli, is situated in Qissa Khwani Bazar and was built before partition between 1918 and 1922. The actor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor were born in the building.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's over a 100-year-old ancestral house is also located in the same area in Peshawar. Though, the house is in shambles and was declared as national heritage under the Federal Antiquities Act in 2014 by the Nawaz Sharif government.
The provincial government has allocated Rs 61 crore for buying 25 pre-partition era buildings and the Department of Archaeology will be given a grant of Rs 70 lakh to prepare a feasibility report of the buildings during the current fiscal.
There are as many as 77 buildings which have been declared as a national heritage by the government of which 52 are government property while 25 are owned by locals.
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Last Updated Dec 23, 2018, 3:36 PM IST