In a sad news for late singer Kishor Kumar's fan, the Ganguli House in Khandwa, the ancestral house of legendary singer, will be demolished by Khandwa municipal corporation.
According to a report in a leading daily, A notice, confirming the demolition of the ancestral home was applied at the two-storey house where brothers - Ashok, Anoop and Kishore - spent their entire childhood.
The notice stated that “The house is in a dilapidated condition and can fall down anytime, causing harm to people. It is not fit for habitation and should be vacated and within 24 hours. Otherwise, the corporation will forcibly vacate the house and raze the structure.” The caretaker Sitaram, who is living in the house for the past four decades, saw the notice and informed Arjun Kumar, son of Anoop Kumar, in Mumbai.
Recently, the Madhya Pradesh government has shown great 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.
Municipal corporation engineer Ishwar Chanderi said, “Kishore Kumar’s fans come to see his house and it could be dangerous for their lives as the house is in dilapidated condition. There is an urgent need to demolish it.”