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House of Dilip Kumar, Peshawar

  • Description:

    House of Dilip Kumar, Peshawar housed the Indian film actor Dilip Kumar. Born as Mohammad Yusuf Khan in Peshawar (North West Frontier Province, British India) on 11 December 1922, one of twelve siblings, he moved to Bombay in the late 1930s with his family. It was named as a Pakistani national heritage monument on 13 July 2014 by the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.[1][2] Kumar visited his house once and sentimentally kissed the soil.[3] In 1988, he visited Peshawar and in an interview given at the PC Hotel fondly recalled the days of his childhood and growing up, lapsing into Hindko and Pashto time to time.[4]. In 1997, when he was awarded Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s highest civilian honor, he was unable to reach the house because of uncontrollable crowds.[5] The government had been trying to acquire the house.[6]

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Dilip_Kumar#:~:text=The%20house%20is%20located%20in,Peshawar%2C%20Khyber%20Pakhtunkhwa%2C%20Pakistan
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  • Qissa Khawani Bazaar of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.