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Kapoor Family House

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    Kapoor Haveli is a residential building in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan.[1][2] It is notable for being the former home of one generation of the Kapoor family, a prominent show business family of India. The building was constructed before the partition of India, between 1918 and 1922, by Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor, father of Prithviraj Kapoor, the first member of the family to enter film industry in 1928 as an extra in his first film, Be Dhari Talwar.[3][4] Among the notable members of the family, Trilok Kapoor, Prithiviraj’s younger brother and his son, Raj Kapoor were born in the building. The Kapoors are Punjabi Hindus.[5] After the Partition 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 local individual from Charsadda town in the North West Frontier Province under the settlement clause and then sold to a resident of Peshawar. It is now being converted into a museum by IMGC Global Entertainment in Pakistan with the support of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. In 2021, the Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar values the house at Rs 15 million. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s archaeology department plans to turn the houses into a museum.[6] The deputy commissioner has sent the notices to the current owners. The current owner, Gul Rehman Mohmmad is asking for Rs 2 billion.[7]

  • Type: Heritage site
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  • Source of Description: https://housing.com/news/neetu-rishi-kapoor-house-mumbai/#:~:text=The%20Kapoor%20Haveli%20is%20Rishi,Qissa%20Khwani%20Bazaar%2C%20in%20Peshawar.
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  • The Kapoor Haveli is Rishi Kapoor's ancestral home in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, in Peshawar