CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY 1. Short title and extent. (1) This Act may be called the Hindu Succession Act, 1956. (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Hindu Succession Act full bare act on one page. Download beautiful, colourful Hindu Marriage ActKEEP READING

2. Application of Act. (1) This Act applies- (a) to any person, who is a Hindu by religion in any of its forms or developments including a Virashaiva, a Lingayat or a follower of the Brahmo, Prarthana or Arya Samaj; (b) to any person who is Buddhist, Jaina or Sikh byKEEP READING

3. Definitions and interpretations. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires- (a) “agnate” – one person is said to be an “agnate” of another if the two are related by blood or adoption wholly through males; (b) “Aliyasantana law” means the system of law applicable to persons who, ifKEEP READING

4. Overriding effect of Act. (1) Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act,- (a) any text, rule or interpretation of Hindu law or any custom or usage as part of that law in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall cease to have effect with respect to anyKEEP READING

CHAPTER II – INTESTATE SUCCESSION GENERAL 5. Act not to apply to certain properties. This Act shall not apply to- (i) any property succession to which is regulated by the Indian Succession Act, 1925, by reason of the provisions contained in Section 21 of the Special Marriage Act, 1954; (ii)KEEP READING

6. Devolution of interest in coparcenary property. (1) On and from the commencement of the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, in a Joint Hindu family governed by the Mitakshara law, the daughter of a coparcener shall,- (a) by birth become a coparcener in her own right in the same mannerKEEP READING

State Amendment Sections 6A to 6C Karnataka: After section 6 the following sections shall be inserted, namely- 6A. Equal rights to daugher in co-parcenary property. Notwithstanding anything contained in section 6 of this Act- (a) in a joint Hindu family governed by Mitakshara law, the daughter of a co-parcener shallKEEP READING

6B. Interest to devolve by survivorship on death. When a female Hindu dies after the commencement of the Hindu Succession (Karnataka Amendment) Act, 1990, having at the time of her death an interest in a Mitakshara co-parcenary property, her interest in the property shall devolve by survivorship upon the survivingKEEP READING

6C. Preferential right to acquire property in certain cases. (1) Where, after the commencement of Hindu Succession (Karnataka Amendment) Act, 1990 an interest in any immovable property of an intestate or in any business carried by him or her, whether solely or in conjunction with others devolves under sections 6AKEEP READING

7. Devolution of interest in the property of a tarwad, tavazhi, kutumba, kavaru or illom. (1) When a Hindu to whom the marumakkattayam or nambudri law would have applied if this Act had not been passed dies after the commencement of this Act, having at the time of his orKEEP READING

8. General rules of succession in the case of males. The property of a male Hindu dying intestate shall devolve according to the provisions of this Chapter- (a) firstly, upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class I of the Schedule; (b) secondly, if there is no heir ofKEEP READING

9. Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule. Among the heirs specified in the Schedule, those in class I shall take simultaneously and to the exclusion of all other heirs; those in the first entry in class II shall be preferred to those in the second entry; those inKEEP READING

10. Distribution of property among heirs in Class I of the Schedule. The property of an intestate shall be divided among the heirs in class I of the Schedule in accordance with the following rules: Rule 1– The intestate’s widow, or if there are more widows than one, all theKEEP READING

11. Distribution of property among heirs in class II of the Schedule. The property of an intestate shall be divided between the heirs specified in any one entry in class II of the Schedule so that they share equally. Hindu Succession Act full bare act on one page. Download beautiful,KEEP READING

12. Order of succession among agnates and cognates. The order of succession among agnates or cognates, as the case may be, shall be determined in accordance with the rules of preference laid down hereunder: Rule 1– Of two heirs, the one who has fewer or no degrees of ascent isKEEP READING