Pakistan: The ancestral house of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor is being sold, the government released 2.30 crore rupees
The government of Pakistan-based Khyber Pakhtunkhwa state has allocated 2.30 crore rupees for the purchase of ancestral Havelis of Bollywood greats Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in Peshawar to make them museums. This amount has been handed over to the Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar by the Department of Archeology. The decision was taken after issuing a final notice for purchase to the current owners of both Havelis.
So that people can know their contribution
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Director of Archeology Abdus Samad said that the government would take possession of both the houses and start the work of restoring the structure to its old form. He said that the government will preserve both the buildings so that people can know about the contribution of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor in the film industry. The price has been fixed at Rs 1.50 crore and Rs 80 lakh respectively.
Last notice issued
In fact, Peshawar Deputy Commissioner Khalid Mehmood sent the last notice to the current owners of the historic buildings on 7 May and summoned them on 18 May. Owners can submit their reservation at the prices of Havelis fixed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government. In this regard, the Provincial Government or the Court can increase the prices of the mansion.
The current owners were not happy with the price Earlier, the government had proposed to buy Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar’s house for 1.50 crores and 80 lakhs and convert them into museums. But the current owner of the property, Ali Qadir, demanded Rs 20 crore for the mansion, while Tulip Rahman Mohammad, the owner of Dilip Kumar’s mansion, had told the government to take it at a market rate of around Rs 3.50 crore.