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Andalu Suresh Vennamvar vs Kinjal Arvind Vennamvar (Minor) on 15 November, 2019


Vidya Amin



Andalu Suresh Vennamvar
Residing at Near Mangalmurti Hospital
D-8/14, Siddhi Society, Gorai-1,
Borivali (West), Mumbai-400 092. … Petitioner

Ms. Manju Kore for the petitioner.


DATE : 15 November 2019


Heard learned counsel for the petitioner.

2. The petitioner-Andalu Suresh Vennamvar is the paternal grandmother

of female minor Kinjal Arvind Vennamvar. As per the birth certificate

annexed at Exhibit A, the minor was born on 28 October 2010. The minor

was born to her biological parents Mr. Arvind Suresh Vennamvar and Mrs.

Dhanalaxmi Arvind Vennamvar. On 6 July 2018 minor’s mother Mrs.

Dhanalaxmi Vennamvar expired and thereafter immediately on 28 August

2018 minor’s father Mr. Arvind Vennamvar also expired. The death certificate

of both the parents/natural guardian are placed on record at Exhibits B and



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3. The learned counsel for the petitioner has stated that after the death of

parents of minor Kinjal, the petitioner has been looking after the

maintenance, welfare and education of the minor and the minor is under the

care and custody of the petitioner. It is stated that deceased father Arvind

Vennamvar has left 4 LIC policies, total amounting to Rs. 8,00,000/-, i.e.,

Rs.2 lakhs, 3 lakhs, 2 lakhs and 1 lakh respectively, the details of which are

set out in paragraph 6 of the petition. The learned counsel has stated that the

minor Kinjal would now be entitled to the amounts under the said Life

Insurance policies on account of death of her father Mr. Arvind Vennamvar,

she being the only surviving legal heir. The learned counsel for the petitioner

has also drawn my attention to the letter dated 29 September 2018 issued by

Life Insurance Corporation of India addressed to the petitioner that the

amount will be disbursed by the LIC for the benefit of the minor only on a

guardianship certificate being obtained by the Court.

4. The petitioner has made a solemn statement on oath that the petitioner

is ready and willing to act as a guardian of the person and property of the

minor, without security, remuneration and royalty and that she is fit and

proper person to act as a guardian. It is also the solemn statement made in

the petition that none of the other members of the family including any

maternal relatives would have any objection to the petitioner being appointed


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as a guardian in person and property of the minor.

5. In the above circumstances, in my opinion, it is in the interest of justice

that the prayers as made in the petition be granted. They are accordingly

granted in terms of prayer clauses (a) and (b), which reads thus:

“a) That Notice under section 11 of the Guardian and SectionWards Act VIII of
1890 may be dispensed with.

b) That the petitioner be appointed as Guardian of the person and
property of the minor abovenamed without security and without

6. The petitioner shall receive the amounts from Life Insurance

Corporation payable on the above said policies and keep the amounts so

received in a Fixed Deposit to be taken out in the minor’s name under the

petitioner’s guardianship which shall so remain in Fixed Deposit in any

nationalized bank till the minor attains majority. The affidavit of making of a

Fixed Deposit setting out the details thereof be placed on record of this Court

on the receipt of the said amounts from the LIC.

7. LIC to act on an authenticated copy of this order.

8. Disposed of in the above terms.

9. For compliance, list this petition on 6 January 2020.



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