The provincial authorities early this month accepted the discharge of Rs 2.35 crore to buy the ancestral homes of the 2 legendary actors positioned within the coronary heart of this metropolis.
The worth of Dilip Kumar’s 4 marla (101 sq. metre) home has been fastened for Rs 80.56 lakh whereas that of Raj Kapoor’s six marla home (151.75 sq. metre) for Rs 1.50 crore. Marla, a conventional unit of space utilized in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, is taken into account as equal to 272.25 sq. toes or 25.2929 sq. metres. After procurement, each the homes might be transformed right into a museum by the provincial archaeology division.
Nonetheless, the homeowners of the ancestral homes have refused to promote the buildings on the price fastened by the provincial authorities, saying the prime-location property has been severely undervalued.
The homeowners of the 2 buildings made a number of makes an attempt previously to demolish them for developing business plazas in view of their prime location however all such strikes have been stopped because the archaeology division needed to protect them, protecting in view their historic significance.
Raj Kapoor’s ancestral dwelling, often known as Kapoor Haveli, is located within the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazar. It was constructed between 1918 and 1922 by the legendary actor’s grandfather Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor.
Raj Kapoor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor have been born within the constructing. It has been declared nationwide heritage by the provincial authorities. Veteran actor Dilip Kumar’s over 100-year-old ancestral home can be positioned in the identical locality.
The home is in shambles and was declared as nationwide heritage in 2014 by the then Nawaz Sharif authorities.