Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor’s ancestral home in Peshawar gets damaged due to heavy rains

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Published by Sagarika Patil on 30 Jul 2021

Legendary actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar still have their respective ancestral homes in Peshawar city of Pakistan. And the recent heavy monsoon rains have damaged few parts of the houses. The houses of both the late legends are already in dilapidated condition. And now the heavy rains have inundated both the houses, which are already in shambles, and damaged some parts, reported by the local people.

Earlier, both the houses were taken over by the Pakistan government, which had declared them as national heritage and completed all the formalities to convert them into museums in their honour. Although, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Archaeology Department is yet to start the renovation work of the buildings, situated in the Qissa Khwani Bazar area.

Due to torrential monsoon rains, several parts of Pakistan including Islamabad have triggered floods and landslides. Reports also say that almost 20 people have died in rain-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province from mid-July. Peshawar is the capital of KP province.

Dilip Kumar passed away earlier this month due to prolonged illness at 98 years of age while Raj Kapoor breadth his last in 1988 at the age of 63, due to asthma-related complications. Both the actors were seen together in the film ‘Andaz’, directed by Mehboob Khan.

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