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S. Sudha vs T. Sivanesan on 16 March, 2020

G.W.O.P.No.728 of 2016


DATED: 16.03.2020



G.W.O.P.No.728 of 2016

S. Sudha
T. Sivanesan
… Respondent

PRAYER: Petition is filed under Sections 3,7 and 10 of the Guardian and
Wards Act, 1890 read with Order XXI Rules 2 and 3 of O.S. Rules praying
to appoint/declare the petitioner as the Guardian of the person of the minor
S. Sanjay.

For Petitioner : Mr. K. Santhakumari
For Respondents : Dr. S. Padma

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The above OP is filed by the mother to appoint and declare herself as

the guardian of the person of the minor S. Sanjay, son born to her and the

respondent herein. In the petition, the petitioner would submit that she had

married the respondent on 06.07.2003 and from this wedlock, the minor S.

Sanjay was born on 08.03.2005. Initially the matrimonial life was going on

smoothly but later on fissures appeared in the relationship on account of the

interference of the parents in law. The respondent was also addicted to

alcohol and was in illicit intimacy with another woman. The petitioner

would also state that the respondent was involved in a lot of illegal

activities which constrained her to leave her matrimonial home on

14.06.2006. She had taken the minor son with her. She had filed a petition

for divorce on the file of the I Additional Family Court, Chennai in

OP.No.2659 of 2008. An ex parte decree was also granted on 18.08.2009

which is not been set aside to date.

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2. The petitioner would submit that in the year 2008, she has admitted

her son into the Bharatia Vidhys Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, No.6,

Kilpauk Garden Road, Kilpauk, Chennai- 600 010.

3. The petitioner in the meanwhile had got employed as a pilot with

Ethihad Airways. The minor child is in the custody of the petitioner’s

parents. She would state that the entire expenditure of the minor has been

taken care by the petitioner and the respondent has not evinced any interest

in either taking care of the child or meeting the day to day expenses.

4. Considering the fact that the child has no connection with his

biological father or his paternal grand parents from the year 2006, the

petitioner has come forward with the present petition to appoint her as the

guardian of the person of the minor child.

5. The respondent has entered appearance through counsel and the

learned counsel on 30.01.2020 had made an endorsement that her client has

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objection to the petition being ordered.

6. Considering the above, the OP is ordered as prayed for. The

petitioner is appointed as guardian of the person of the minor S. Sanjay.



Index : Yes/No
Speaking order/non-speaking order

Note: Issue order copy on 17.03.2020

G.W.O.P.No.728 of 2016

G.W.O.P.No.728 of 2016


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