Veteran actress Saira Banu is delighted with the latest news of her husband and legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home that will now be conserved by the Pakistani government. The veteran actor’s ancestral home which comes under Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa area will be purchased by the country’s government to conserve it which has not been in a good state at all and is almost on the verge of dilapidation. This ancestral home of the actor is located in Qissa Khwani Bazar locality in the neighbouring country. Along with Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor’s house which too falls in Pakistani province will be bought by the Pakistani government.
Saira Banu being elated with joy said in a conversation with ETimes, “I wish the provincial government success in its efforts and sincerely hope that this time the dream comes true. Mashallah.” The actress expressed ever since she came across this news, she has been happy, besides which she is overwhelmed with the aim of the neighbouring country to turn it into a museum and let people in, thus giving them a glimpse of the place in which the veteran actor Dilip Kumar was raised.
She said, “My heart fills up with joy each time I receive the same news about the ancestral home of Yousuf Saheb in Peshawar in North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ) which the provincial government has been repeatedly trying to turn into a monument for posterity. It has come up so many times in the past and I have appreciated the tenacity with which the government is pursuing the mission of turning the house into a museum for the public to visit and feel the vintage charm of the house where Dilip Saheb grew up like any bright boy of the province.”
My love and greetings to all of you. God bless. pic.twitter.com/fyUhEI1iWk— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) February 12, 2019
Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar
Recalling the times, when she visited Dilip Saab's ancestral home, she gushed over the actor’s ancestral home's sentimental values, the actor’s pride and his happiness. She said, “The house is of great sentimental value to my husband and I have shared his pride and happiness during a visit to the property some years ago.” ALSO READ: Dilip Kumar’s Wife Saira Banu Reveals The Veteran Actor Doesn't Know Of His Brothers' Demise, 'Keep Disturbing News Away From Him’
She also shared how the actor was all emotional revisiting these memories from his childhood, “He was so emotional when he saw the house where he spent his lovely childhood in the comfort and security of a large, refined family,” she added. ALSO READ: Saira Banu Confirms Veteran Actor Dilip Kumar Keeping Well, Via An Audio Note On Twitter
Saira Banu’s message on Saab’s health. pic.twitter.com/BIb3vyuZVe— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) March 13, 2020
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