Vinod Khanna, who passed away on Thursday, had a last wish of visiting his ancestral home in Peshawar, Paksitan. However, he couldn't fulfil his wish. According to the media reports, Khanna had expressed his desire to Pakistan's Shakeel Waheedullah, General Secretary Cultural Heritage Council Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2014.
"In his autograph, Khanna extended his good wishes to people of Peshawar and expressed a desire to visit his ancestral city. Khanna wanted to visit Peshawar to see the area where his parents and forefathers lived. He had sent a request for his visit to Pakistan, but could not succeed," Shakeel was quoted as saying.
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In fact, a renowned film historian from Pakistan Ibrahim Zia also asserted that Vinod Khanna was quite elated to get in touch people who belonged to his ancestral place. “During our meeting with Khanna, he was very happy over his reunion with the people of his birth place Peshawar,” Zia said. He also mentioned that Vinod Khanna's ancestral home in Peshawar is intact and being used by All Pakistan Women’s Association.
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But destiny had other plans and the veteran actor passed away before he could made a visit to his birth place. Vinod Khanna breathed his last at the age of 70 and died due to bladder cancer. Several celebs had gathered to pay their last respects to Khanna at his funeral including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, Chunky Pandey, Ramesh Sippy, Jackie Shroff, Poonam Dhillon etc.