- Dilip Kumar remembered Peshawar and his ancestral home even in the midst of Mumbai’s jahojali
- “My childhood in Peshawar was one of the best years of my life,” said Dilip Kumar
- The Government of Pakistan honored him with the highest civilian award Nishan-e-Imtiazi.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government recently approved the purchase of ancestral homes of actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor in Peshawar. It was decided to convert it into a museum. After the death of Dilip Kumar, people came to pay tribute to him. Not only this, posters were also put up here in his memory.
Dilip Kumar once said, “My childhood in Peshawar was the best year of my life. Born in Peshawar, Dilip Kumar was awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz, his highest civilian honour, by the Pakistani government. Dilip Kumar once wrote on his Twitter handle, “I lived in Peshawar with my parents, grandparents and many uncles and aunts.” My house was always buzzing with laughter. My mother mostly saw me in the kitchen. where he worked hard. I still remember sitting inside the house and giving tea and water to my family members.
According to the notification issued by the District Commissioner’s office, the building of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor will be in the name of the Director of Archeology Department and Museum. The provincial government has fixed a price of Rs 1.5 crore for Raj Kapoor’s house and Rs 80 lakh for Dilip Kumar’s house.