Funeral prayers offered outside his Peshawar house
Fans of legendary Indian actor Dilip Kumar gathered outside his ancestral home in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazaar Wednesday evening.
Kumar, who was born in Peshawar in 1922, died at the age of 98 in Mumbai earlier in the day.
His fans lit candles for him and funeral prayers in absentia were offered for the late Bollywood actor.
The legendary actor loved Peshawar, according to his nephew. Fuad Ishaque said he wanted to “gift” his house to people of Peshawar.
The current owner of his house was planning on demolishing it but the provincial government stopped them from doing so.
In January, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had allocated Rs8.56 million to buy his house and it wants to turn it into a museaum.