- The current owner of Kapoor Haveli wants to demolish it to become a commercial complex.
- On the request of Rishi Kapoor, the Pakistan government decided in 2018 to convert the Kapoor mansion in Peshawar’s Kissa Khawani Bazar (Qissa Khwani Bazar) into a museum.
Peshawar The ancestral bungalow of the late Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor in Peshawar (Peshwar), Pakistan can be demolished at any time. Actually, the current owner of the bungalow wants to build a commercial complex there. He has made similar efforts three or four times in the past, though the success was not achieved.
Earlier, on the request of Rishi Kapoor, the Government of Pakistan decided in 2018 to convert Kapoor Haveli, located in Kissa Khawani Bazaar, Peshawar, into a museum. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also promised Rishi Kapoor that the Pakistan government would convert the bungalow into a museum.
But now that Rishi Kapoor has passed away, the current owner of the mansion, Haji Muhammad Israr, wants to demolish it into a commercial complex. Haji Muhammad Israr is a prosperous jeweler in the city of Peshawar.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government wants to buy mansion
Let us tell you that the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province wants to preserve this mansion for tourists, given the historical significance of this mansion. So the government wants to buy this mansion. On the other hand, Haji Mahmud Israr wants to demolish it and build a commercial building in its place and he has made such efforts three or four times in the past.
Israr has not been able to succeed in his cause so far, as the Heritage Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Heritage Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) has lodged an FIR against him. According to media reports, the price of the mansion between the government and Israel has not been settled yet, due to which the process of converting the mansion into a museum is still stuck. According to the report, the price of the mansion is said to be more than five crore rupees. However, the condition of the mansion is now very shabby and can fall anytime.
Significantly, this mansion was built by Basheshwanath Kapoor, father of Bollywood actor Prithviraj Kapoor. But when the country was partitioned in 1947, they all came to India. Rishi Kapoor went to his ancestral residence in Peshawar in 1990. It was in this mansion that Rishi Kapoor’s grandfather Prithviraj and father Raj Kapoor were born.