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Entertainment

Web Desk
September 29, 2020

Dilip Kumar's wife Saira Banu reacts to Pakistan's decision of preserving his ancestral home

Entertainment

Web Desk
Tue, Sep 29, 2020
Dilip Kumar's wife, Saira Banu, lauds Pakistan's efforts in preserving actor's ancestral home in Peshawar.

Legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar's wife, Saira Banu, heaped immense praise on Pakistan for its efforts in preserving actor's ancestral home in Peshawar.

Upon learning of Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa government's decision to purchase the houses of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor for preservation, Banu said, "Mashallah."

In a chat with Times of India, she shared, "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 North West Frontier province which the provincial government has been repeatedly trying to turn into a monument for posterity.

"It has come up so many times in the past and I have appreciated the tenacity with which the government is pursuing the mission of turning the house into a museum for the public to visit and feel the vintage charm of the house where Dilip Saheb grew up like any bright boy of the province," Banu added.

The actor's wife went on to reveal that they visited Kumar's ancestral home, situated in Peshawar's Qissa Khwani bazaar area, some years ago.

Kumar became emotional as he recalled his childhood memories, she added.

Meanwhile, the owner of the haveli has reportedly asked for Rs200 crore to sell the historic building to the KP government.