ISLAMABAD: The Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor hasrequested Pakistan Government to preserve his ancestral home in Peshawar. Thegovernment of Pakistan has made a decision. Rishi Kapoor’s Peshawar ancestralhome will become a museum soon.
The Kapoor family Haveli is located in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazar. As reported by Indian Express, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has given a statement. He has said that the Government of Pakistan will convert the Kapoor Haveli into a museum.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi while speaking to visiting Indian journalists said:
“There was a call from Rishi Kapoor. He requested tha his family’s home in Peshawar should be made into a museum or some sort of institution. We have accepted his request.”
Kapoor Haveli in Peshwar
Qissa Khwani Bazar
The request received from Rishi Kapoor has been accepted and soon the Government of Pakistan will work on a plan to convert theKapoor Haveli into a museum.
Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi has also shared the Bollywood actor telephoned him. The actor requested that his family home be preserved by the Pakistan Government. The interior minister said:
“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 will transform the house into a museum soon
The Kapoor Haveli was built by Basheswarnath Kapoor,
the father of Bollywood icon Prithviraj Kapoor.
Raj Kapoor, the son of Prithviraj Kapoor was born onDecember 24, 1924 in Peshawar. The Kapoor family left Peshawar after thePartition in 1947
The inauguration of Kartarpur corridor has paid off. It’s good to see now People of India and Pakistan can communicate with out fear and hatred. Hope it carries on and the people of these two countries can easily communicate and share their feelings.
It would be great if the Government involves the Kapoor family in the plan of preservation of this historic Kapoor Haveli. It would be good gesture.