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Section 4 – The Hindu Minority And Guardianship Act, 1956

The Hindu Minority And Guardianship Act, 1956


4. Definitions.-


In this Act, – 


(a) “minor” means a person who has not completed the age of eighteen years;


(b) “major” means a person having the care of the person of a minor or of his property or of both his person and property, and includes – 


(i) a natural guardian,


(ii) a guardian appointed by the will of the minor’s father or mother,


(iii) a guardian appointed or declared by a court, and


(iv) a person empowered to act as such by or under any enactment

relating to any court of wards;


(c) “natural guardian” means any of the guardians mentioned in section 6.




Guardian: Meaning


If a person donates property to a minor and appoints a guardian to look after the property he would not be a guardian within the meaning of the Act; Rajalakshmi v. Ramachandran, AIR 1967 Mad 113: ILR (1967) Mad 338: (1966) 1 MLJ 420.



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