MUMBAI – Indian legendary actor Dilip Kumar said that he longed to reach out to the parents of the children massacred in the Pakistani city.
Speaking on his behalf, his wife and former actress Saira Banu said Dilip Kumar, who real name is Yusuf Khan, was shocked by the savagery at the Peshawar school.
The 92-year-old Dilip Kumar said: “I was born in the charming city of Peshawar in undivided India and I still have many special memories of the place.
“What the Taliban terrorists of Pakistan did to the school children in Peshawar is unforgivable and sinful.
“The massacre has wounded me beyond words. My heart longs to reach out to the parents who lost their sons and daughters in the worst crime any country has witnessed in recent years,” said Dilip Kumar, whose ancestral house is still in Peshawar.
On Tuesday, the Pakistani Taliban slaughtered 132 students and nine teachers after storming an army-run school.
In pre-independence India, Peshawar was known as a city that nurtured music, poetry and theatre. According to a media report, in 1936 it became one of the first Indian cities to have a radio station.
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