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Section 50 – The Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954

The Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954


50. General order of succession from males. –


Subject to the provisions of section 48 and 52, when a Bhumidhar or Asami being a male dies, his interest in his holding shall devolve in accordance with the order of the succession given below :


(a) Male lineal descendants in the male line of the descent :


Provided that no member of this class shall inherit if any male descendant between him and the deceased is alive:


Provided further that the son or sons of a predeceased on how lowsoever shall inherit the share which would have devolved upon the deceased if he had been then alive:


(b) Widow


(c) Father


(d) Mother, being a widow;


(e) Step mother, being a widow;


(f) Father’s father


(g) Father’s mother, being a widow;


(h) Widow of a male lineal descendant in the male line of descent;


(i) Brother, being the son of same father as the deceased;


(k) Unmarried sister;


(l) Brother’s son, the brother having been a son of the same father as the deceased;


(m) Father’s father’s son;


(n) Brother’s son’s son;


(o) Father’s father’s son’s son;


(p) Daughter’s son.



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