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Rajesh Khanna was born in Burewala, not Amritsar

Rajesh Khanna was born in Burewala, not Amritsar

BUREWALA: Bollywood legend Rajesh Khanna opened his eyes on Dec 29, 1942 after coming into this world in Burewala city of Pakistan and not in Northern Punjab's city of Amritsar.

He was born in his ancestral house located in Burewala, Block-H and its building continues to stand strong even today.

Rajesh Khanna's father, Lala Hiranand Khanna, was the first headmaster of MC School, Burewala, who got retired on in March 1947. Later in 1948, Hiranand Khanna migrated along with family to Amritsar following the partition of the sub-continent.

Rajesh Khanna received his education till Class-1 in MC Primary School, Burewala. At that time, the building of his house located adjacent to a central Mandir in Burewala Block-H. Today, the Mandir's building is a Police Station of Model Town.

The building still has words "Jattan Nawas" inscribed on it in Hindi language. Interestingly, the original name of Rejash Khanna was Jattan Khanna.

The residents of Burewala are in grief today on the demise of the super-duper star of Bollywood, who originally belonged to their city.

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