Dilip Kumar’s nephew Fuad Ishaque, who is based in Peshawar, has claimed that Dilip Kumar wanted to gift his property in Peshawar to the people of the city, Hindustan Times has reported.
He further claimed that he has legal and proper power of attorney to the legendary actor’s property in Peshawar, adding that Kumar drafted the proper power of attorney in 2012.
Ishaque further said that Kumar has great respect for the people of Peshawar and that the love and affection for his ancestral city has never diminished from his heart.
In September 2020, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government announced its decision to buy and restore Kumar’s house located in Peshawar’s historical Qissa Khwani Bazaar – or Street of Storytellers. This announcement won the actor’s heart who took to social media to express his excitement. He also requested his fans residing in Peshawar to share photos of his ancestral house on Twitter.
Not only Kumar but his wife, Saira Banu also appreciated the government’s move to conserve the actor’s house.
Later, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan approved Rs 23.56 million to purchase the ancestral homes of Kumar and Raj Kapoor.