In this case, the Supreme Court held that a daughter has the right to inherit the self-acquired property of Father dying Intestate under Customary Hindu Law. The court in its decision observed that, “If the property of a male Hindu dying intestate is a self-acquired property or obtained in partition of a co-parcenery 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.” It is another landmark Judgment of the Supreme Court related to the rights of the daughters, after it provided daughters an equal share in the Ancestral Property retrospectively.
Arunachala Gounder (Dead) v. Ponnusamy
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