Rishi Kapoor's ancestral home in Peshawar to become a museum

The Kapoor Haveli in Pakistan was built by Prithviraj Kapoor's father Basheswarnath.

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Kapoor Haveli
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has decided to convert Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor's ancestral home in the Qissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar into a museum soon, heeding to a request by the actor.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the Pakistan government will make the actor's house into a museum.

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


Kapoor Haveli
Kapoor Haveli

Pakistan's Interior Minister Shehryar Khan Afridi said Kapoor telephoned him to preserve his family's house in Peshawar 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.

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

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Her death was announced by her eldest son, Randhir on Monday morning.

In Pic: In this undated frame, Raj Kapoor is seen with his wife Krishna Kapoor at a public function in Bombay.

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Raj Kapoor, the son of Prithviraj Kapoor, was born in Peshawar on December 14, 1924. The actor-director 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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Often known as the 'First Lady of the Film Fraternity', she is survived by her three sons Randhir, Rishi, Rajiv, and daughters Ritu Nanda and Rima Kapoor-Jain.


Bollywood turned up in full strength to pay their last respects at the Kapoor residence.


In Pic: (clockwise from left) Krishna Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji.
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The Kapoor sisters, Karisma and Kareena reached the Pali Hill Bungalow to pay tribute to their grandmother.

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Amitabh Bachchan, whose daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda is married to Krishna Raj Kapoor's grandson Nikhil Nanda, also joined the family in paying tribute to the Kapoor matriarch. He was seen arriving with Bachchan-Nanda.




Actress Rani Mukerji was also spotted at the Kapoor bungalow to pay her last respect.

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Actor Saif Ali Khan, was also spotted reaching the Kapoors' bungalow. The actor's wife Kareena Kapoor is the grand-daughter of the late Krishna Raj Kapoor.

Bollywood's other Kapoors - brothers Anil and Sanjay - also arrived to pay their respects. Anil Kapoor's father Surinder Kapoor was Prithviraj Kapoor's cousin.


Actress Kajol, who has been busy with the promotions of her forthcoming film "Helicopter Eela" was also there.

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