Dilip Kumar has great respect for people of Peshawar, was keen to gift them his ancestral home, says nephew

Dilip Kumar’s nephew has recently claimed that the veteran actor was keen to gift his ancestral home to the people of Peshawar as he has great respect for them.
Dilip Kumar has great respect for people of Peshawar, was keen to gift them his ancestral home, says nephew
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Industrialist and former president of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fuad Ishaque, who is the legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s nephew, has claimed on Friday that he has the legal power of attorney of the actor’s prime property in Peshawar. Ishaque, who stays in Pakistan, has also told PTI that the veteran actor was keen to gift his ancestral home to the people of Peshawar as he has huge respect for them. Dilip Kumar’s nephew also said that he has proper and legal power of attorney of the property in Peshawar in his name.

Ishaque’s statement came days after the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the owner of Dilip Kumar’s ancestral house were urged to reach a settlement over the rate fixed for the purchase of the historic building for converting it into a museum. He also claimed that in 2012, the 98-year-old veteran Bollywood actor had drafted the proper power of attorney. Later, he explained that Dilip Kumar’s love and affection for his ancestral city Peshawar has never diminished from his heart. 

Before being shifted to India in 1935, Dilip Kumar was born in his ancestral home in Mohallah Khudadad in 1922.

According to the PTI report, the price of Dilip Kumar’s four marla (101 square metre) house has been fixed at Rs. 80.56 lakh (USD 50,517). However, the owner has refused to sell the building, saying the prime location property has been severely undervalued. He has demanded Rs. 25 crore for the property.

For constructing commercial plazas in view of its prime location, the owner has made several attempts in the past to demolish it but all such moves were stopped as keeping in view its historic importance, the archaeology department wanted to preserve it.

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