Dilip Kumar’s nephew in Pakistan on Friday claimed to have with him the correct and authorized energy of legal professional of his prime property right here, saying the legendary actor, who has nice respect for the folks of Peshawar, was eager to present his ancestral dwelling to them.
Industrialist and former president of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Business Fuad Ishaque, who can be Dilip Kumar’s nephew, instructed PTI that he has correct and authorized energy of legal professional of the property in Peshawar in his identify. He claimed that the 98-year-old veteran Bollywood actor had drafted the correct energy of legal professional in 2012.
His assertion got here days after the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities and the proprietor of Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home have been urged to achieve a settlement over the speed fastened for the acquisition of the historic constructing for changing it right into a museum. The legendary Bollywood actor was eager to present his ancestral dwelling as he has nice respect for the folks of Peshawar, Ishaque mentioned.
He mentioned that the love and affection of Dilip Kumar for his ancestral metropolis Peshawar has by no means diminished from his coronary heart.
Final week, Faisal Faroqui, a Peshawar-based spokesman for Dilip Kumar, instructed reporters that the Indian legendary actor all the time discusses his affiliation and candy reminiscences along with his birthplace and the ancestral dwelling in Mohallah Khudadad the place he was born in 1922 earlier than being shifted to India in 1935.
The household and the followers of the legend have been enthusiastic over the provincial authorities’s resolution to transform the historic constructing right into a museum to honour him and protect its contribution to the Indian cinema, he mentioned.
The value of Dilip Kumar’s 4 marla (101 sq. metre) home has been fastened at Rs 80.56 lakh (USD 50,517). Nonetheless, the proprietor has refused to promote the constructing, saying the prime location property has been severely undervalued. He has demanded Rs 25 crore for the property.
The proprietor has made a number of makes an attempt prior to now to demolish it for establishing industrial plazas in view of its prime location however all such strikes have been stopped because the archaeology division wished to protect it, holding in view its historic significance.