MUMBAI: Bollywood legendary actor Dilip Kumar has appreciated Pakistan’s efforts of purchasing his ancestral home in Peshawar.
In order to preserve it, the KP government has decided to purchase it. While expressing sentiments, the actor took to Twitter and wrote that the mere thought of the house alone sends his mind racing to memories of happy days.
“I have lovely memories of Qissa Khwani Bazaar, where I received my first lessons in storytelling, which later provided the impetus to choose meaty stories and scripts for my work,” the actor tweeted.
Dilip Kumar’s house is located in Mohalla Khudadad near the historic Qissa Khwani Bazaar. The latter’s house was declared protected heritage by the Directorate of Archaeology and Tourism in 2013 and later a protected monument, under the Antiquity Act 1997.
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Kumar’s wife, veteran star Saira Banu reacted to the restoration and told ETimes, “I wish the provincial government success in its efforts and sincerely hope that this time the dream comes true. Mashallah.”
She went on to add, “My heart fills up with joy each time I receive the same news about the ancestral home of Yousuf Saheb in Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which the provincial government has been repeatedly trying to turn into a monument for posterity.”