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Pakistan to convert Rishi Kapoor's house in Peshawar into museum

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

The government has decided to convert star Rishi Kapoor's ancestral home in the Qissa Khwani Bazar in into a museum soon, heeding to a request by the

said the government will make the actor's house into a museum.

"There was a call from He requested that his family's home in should be made into a museum or some sort of institution. We have accepted his request," he told a group of visiting Indian journalists.

Pakistan's said Kapoor telephoned him to preserve his family's house in and we are responding positively to his request.

"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," Afridi said.

The Kapoor Haveli in Qissa Khwani Bazar was built by Basheswarnath Kapoor, the father of icon

Raj Kapoor, the son of Prithviraj Kapoor, was born in Peshawar on December 14, 1924. The is best known for a string of hit films he made in the 1950s and 1960s.

The Kapoor family left Peshawar after the Partition in 1947.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 15:45 IST