Self-acquired property of Hindu male deceased before Hindu Succession Act devolves by inheritance; daughter entitled to it: Supreme Court

The Court held that if the property of a male Hindu dying intestate is a self-acquired property, the same would devolve by inheritance and not by survivorship.
Self-acquired property of Hindu male deceased before Hindu Succession Act devolves by inheritance; daughter entitled to it: Supreme Court
Justices Abdul Nazeer and Krishna Murari

The Supreme Court on Thursday has held that even in cases prior to Hindu Succession Act, 1956, if a property of a male Hindu dying intestate is a self-acquired property or obtained in the partition of a coparcenary or a family property, the same would devolve by inheritance and not by survivorship, and a daughter of such a male Hindu would be entitled to inherit such property in preference to other collaterals [Arunachala Gounder vs Ponnusamy].

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