Property distribution -under Hindu Succession Act 1956. (Part II)

(1) General rules of succession in the case of males. — The property of a male Hindu dying intestate shall devolve according to the provisions —

(a) firstly, upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class I of the Schedule;

Son

Daughter

Widow

Mother

Son of a predeceased son

Daughter of predeceased son

Widow of predeceased son

Son of a predeceased daughter

Daughter of predeceased daughter

Son of predeceased so of predeceased son

Daughter of predeceased son of a predeceased son

Widow of predeceased son of a predeceased son

(b) secondly, if there is no heir of class I, then upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class II of the Schedule;

  1. Father
  2. (1) Son’s daughter’s son, (2) son’s daughter’s daughter, (3) brother, (4) sister
  3. (1) Daughter’s son’s son, (2) daughter’s son’s daughter, (3) daughter’ daughter’s son, (4) daughter’s daughter’s daughter.
  4. (1) Brother’s son, (2) sister’s son, (3) brother’s daughter, (4) sister’s daughter.
  5. Father’s father; father’s mother.
  6. Father’s widow; brother’s widow.
  7. Father’s brother; father’s sister.
  8. Mother’s father; mother’s mother
  9. Mother’s brother; mother’s sister.

(d) lastly, if there is no agnate, then upon the cognates of the deceased.

 

General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus. —

(2) The property of a female Hindu dying intestate shall devolve according to the rules set out in section 16, —

(a) firstly, upon the sons and daughters (including the children of any pre-deceased son or daughter) and the husband;

(b) secondly, upon the heirs of the husband;

(c) thirdly, upon the mother and father;

(d) fourthly, upon the heirs of the father; and

(e) lastly, upon the heirs of the mother.

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