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Firdous Jamal News

  • | February 10th, 2012

    Pakistan claims Dilip Kumar, Shahrukh Khan and Raj Kapoor

    Pakistan claims Dilip Kumar, Shahrukh Khan and Raj Kapoor

    Pakistan has claimed Indian acting legends Dilip Kumar, Shahrukh Khan and Raj Kapoor as her own
    The government of the Khyber Pakhtunwa region has acquired Dilip Kumar’s house in Mohallah Khudadad, Qissa Khwani bazaar, Peshawar for 3 crore Pakistani rupees (that’s Rs 1.6 crore in real money) and declared it a national heritage site. Dilip Kumar was born in the house as Muhammad Yusuf Khan and moved to Mumbai in the 1920s. The Khyber Pakhtunwa Minister for Culture and Information Mian Iftikahr Hussain said on the occasion that the “work of the legends of Pakistan, no matter wherever they were in the world, would be preserved and their deeds would be converted into documentaries for information and guidance of future generation.” He added, “Kumar or Yusuf Khan, was the son of Peshawar who has won the hearts of millions of movie lovers in Pakistan and India. The soil of KP, particularly Peshawar, was rich in talent, having produced great personalities in the field of performing arts like Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Badar Munir, Firdous Jamal and Qavi Khan, who had millions of fans globally.” Raj Kapoor was also born in Peshawar, undivided India, and his ancestors hailed from the region. And though Shahrukh Khan was born in Delhi, his father, Taj Mohammed Khan, was from Peshawar. Click here to read more