Kishore Kumar’s ancestral house will not be demolished: Khandwa collector

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Recently, their were news doing the rounds that Legendary singer Kishore Kumar’s 100 years old ancestral house in Khandwa, MP will be demolished by municipal corporation.

But, Khandwa collector Abhishek Singh today said the house of legendary singer Kishore Kumar will not be demolished. Considering people’s emotions connected with the singer, the collector has put a stay on the demolition.

“Nobody will demolish the house as long as I breathe,” the collector said.

The Khandwa Municipal Corporation on Thursday had issued a notice for demolition of Kishore Kumar’s dilapidated 100-year-old house here.

The notice was pasted at Kumar’s two-storey house where he and his brothers – Ashok, Anoop and Kishore spent their childhood.

“The house is in a dilapidated condition and can fall anytime, causing severe harm to the people. It is not advised to stay in this house and should be vacated within 24 hours. The corporation will forcibly vacate the house and destroy the structure after the given time” state the letter pasted on the walls by the Municipal Corporation.

While talking to HT over phone, Arjun Kumar said, “A similar notice was served last year and in 2013. I agree that the house is in bad shape but it can’t be a danger for anyone else. As it is the rainy season it’s not possible for us to renovate it. Without our permission they can’t demolish it.”

Over the years, the Madhya Pradesh government has shown interest in converting the house into a museum. In October 2012, then culture minister Laxmikant Sharma said they wanted to convert it into a museum so that people can take inspiration from it. However, the project didn’t materialise. In 2014, there were rumours that the present owners wanted to sell out this house.