- Owner refuses to sell Raj Kapoor’s ancestral home
- Said – the government is charging less
- Raj Kapoor’s grandfather built a house in Peshawar
The owner of actor Raj Kapoor’s ancestral house in Peshawar has refused to sell the house at a price fixed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. The owner of the house says that the property is in a very good place and it is being priced very low. The provincial government had approved the release of Rs 1.5 crore to buy Kapoor’s ancestral home and said that it would be developed as a museum in honor of the actor.
Haji Ali Sabir, currently the owner of Raj Kapoor’s mansion, in a conversation with a private channel on Wednesday, refused to sell the property for Rs 1.5 crore. He said, “Not even half a marla of land is available in that area for one and a half crores. How can I sell the property of six marla lands for one and a half crores?” The unit Marla, used in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, means an area of 272.25 square feet.
Sabir said that the true value of the property is two hundred crore rupees. Raj Kapoor’s ancestral home is located in Kapoor Mansion, Kissa Khwani Bazaar. It was built by the actor’s grandfather Dewan Basheshwanath Kapoor from 1918 to 1922. Raj Kapoor and his uncle Trilok Kapoor were born in this mansion. The provincial government has declared this building a national heritage.