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Dilip Kumar’s fans gather outside his ancestral home in Peshawar

Dilip Kumar’s fans gather outside his ancestral home in Peshawar on Wednesday.

Fans in Pakistan gathered outside his ancestral home in Peshawar and extended prayers for the departed soul.

Meanwhile. Funeral prayers in absentia were also offered for Dilip Kumar near his ancestral house at Mohallah Khudadad, Qissa Khawani Bazaar.

 

Veteran Bollywood superstar,  who visited Peshwar in 1997, passed away aged 98 after a prolonged illness.

 

It was last year when the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has allocated Rs 50 million for the repair and renovation of 15 historical sites in the province including Dilip Kumar’s house and the Kapoor Haveli and located in Peshawar’s historical Qissa Khwani Bazaar.

Fondly called Dilip Saab, he was born Yusuf Khan in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) on December 11, 1922, to Lala Ghulam Sarwar, a fruit merchant. His family moved to Mumbai in 1930.

The legendary actor was laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon in Mumbai after given a state funeral.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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