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Rajesh Khanna was born in Burewala

- July 18, 2012 - Updated 2220 PKT - From Web Edition

BUREWALA: Bollywood legend Rajesh Khanna opened his eyes on Dec 29, 1942 after coming into this world in Burewala city of Pakistan and not in Northern Punjab's city of Amritsar.


He was born in his ancestral house located in Burewala, Block-H and its building continues to stand strong even today.


Rajesh Khanna's father, Lala Hiranand Khanna, was the first headmaster of MC School, Burewala, who got retired on in March 1947. Later in 1948, Hiranand Khanna migrated along with family to Amritsar following the partition of the sub-continent.


Rajesh Khanna received his education till Class-1 in MC Primary School, Burewala. At that time, the building of his house located adjacent to a central Mandir in Burewala Block-H. Today, the Mandir's building is a Police Station of Model Town.


The building still has words "Jattan Nawas" inscribed on it in Hindi language. Interestingly, the original name of Rejash Khanna was Jattan Khanna.


The residents of Burewala are in grief today on the demise of the super-duper star of Bollywood, who originally belonged to their city.

Reader Comments
I studied at mc school burewala where mr Khnna got his earlier education . Feel good to be his school fellow. But sad to learn this fact after his demise. Well wishes for his family.

For that matter JK, even Pakistan was Made in India! But, the interesting fact is, Hindu religion wasmade in what is now Pakistan. Hindus had their "H" silent for British who made it Indus. To make the point further, Sindu-desh also has its roots in Hindu!

Pakistan Lost lot of good talent and leaders to India. daleep kumar, Raj Kapoors, khans, Dr Abul Kalam, Mr Gugral, man Mohan Singh. In return they gave us Zia Ul Haq, Pervez Musharraf, Altaf Hussain.

A J Khan
So Burewala has given us Rajesh Khanna and Waqar Younis.

Rajesh Khanna was born as Muslim in British India and he was adopted by a hindu who moved to india after partition. He came to know about this well kept secret, a few years ago. After knowing the truth he quit drinking and grew beard. the withdrawal was the main reason for his sickness.

Raja K
" At that time, the building of his house located adjacent to a central Mandir in Burewala Block-H. Today, the Mandir's building is a Police Station of Model Town" And these guys complain about destruction one masjid in India

The real truth is, Rajesh Khanna was born in Burewala, India!

JK - Just chill. The guy is only pointing out the error in media that our beloved Mr. Khanna was born in Amritsar. It doesn;'t matter if India made him the star. He was loved equally by both Indians and Pakistanis and Mr. Khanna would not have want to cut his lovers into half just because they are from the land where he was actually born. May his rest in piece and our love to Dimple and her children.

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