Pakistan born Indian film legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s house in Peshawar has been declared as a national heritage, claims an Indian newspaper.
Manzoor Ali Memon, spokesperson of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, told the newspaper that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared the ancestral home of the veteran actor in Peshawar’s Qissa Khawani Bazaar as national heritage.
Memon also said that the house would be converted into a museum which would depict the journey of the super famed actor from Peshawar to Mumbai. A gallery with his pictures would also be designed and dedicated to him.
Dilip Kumar would be invited to inaugurate the museum as a state guest. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit had already met the actor at the start of the month to inform him.
“The PM’s decision is testimony to the enormous importance Pakistan attaches to promoting art and culture and paying tribute to living legends like Dilip Kumar, whose contributions to the sub-continent cinema are unparalleled,” said Basit.
Dilip Kumar, born on Dec 11, 1922, in Qissa Khawani Bazaar, Peshawar, in a Pakhtun family. He is famous as Dilip Kumar instead of real name Muhammad Yousaf Khan. The legend entertained millions of fan across the world and became a symbol of love, peace and humanity.