The PTI government of Pakistan has proposed a plan to turn the ancestral home of the Bollywood legendary actor, Rishi Kapoor into the museum.
Kapoor Family’s ancestral home is located in Qissa Khawani Bazaar of Peshawar. The plan is put forward after the Top start himself allowed the government to turn it into museum.
The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi told that actor requested his family’s home to be converted into either institution or Museum.
“We have accepted his request,” Qureshi remarked. The Interior Minister of Pakistan, Shehryar Khan Afridi tod that Kapoor family personally called and made this request. they want their residence to be preserved or be properly utilized.
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According to a wooden slab inside the entrance, the construction of the building was started in 1918 and completed in 1922 in British India. The Kapoors are Punjabi Hindus. Raj Kapoor was born in this haveli in 1924. Two of his younger siblings, who died early in 1931,were also born here. Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor were born in India, but they visited and lived at the mansion at times.After the Partition of Sub-continent in 1947, members of the family, like other Hindus, left the city and the building. It was purchased in an auction in 1968 by a jeweller Haji Khushal Rasool from Charsadda town in the North West Frontier Province under the settlement clause and then sold to a resident of Peshawar. . . . #nikon #nikonasia #wanderlust #oldwalledcity #classics #oldstructures #kapoormansion #kapoorhaveli #dawndotcom #travelbeautifulpakistan #creatyst #ig_pakistan #gameoftones #snapseed #weekendwanderings #subcontinent #etribune #imeetpesh #ourkpk
“He had called me and talked about making his ancestral home into a museum. Now the federal and provincial governments are working on this and will transform the house into a museum soon,” Shehryar Afridi told media agency.
The ‘Kapoor Haveli’ was built by the actor’s great-grandfather, Baheswarnath Kapoor in Peshawar during 1920s.
His son, Prithviraj Kapoor,was the first of family member to join film industry, also visited this house with his father. Moreover, Prithiviraj’s younger brother, and his son, Raj Kapoor were also born in the Kapoor Haveli.
The Kapoor Haveli is huge and is decorated with amazing floral motifs and have numerous overhanging balconies. Shashi Kapoor and his sons Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor came in Pakistan in 1990 to visit their home and took some soil along as a remembrance.