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Section 50 – The Indian Succession Act,1925

The Indian Succession Act,1925

Section 50. General principles relating to intestate succession

1General principles relating to intestate succession. For the purpose of intestate succession among Parsis–

(a) there is no distinction between those who were actually born in the lifetime of a person deceased and those who at the date of his death were only conceived in the womb, but who have been subsequently born alive;

(b) a lineal descendant of an intestate who has died in the lifetime of the intestate without leaving a widow or widower or any lineal descendant or 2[a widow or widower of any lineal descendant] shall not be taken into account in determining the manner in which the property of which the intestate has died intestate shall be divided; and

(c) where a 2[widow or widower of any relative] of an intestate has married again in the lifetime of the intestate, 2[such widow or widower shall not be entitled to receive any share of the property of which the intestate has died intestate, and 2[such widow or widower] shall be deemed not to be existing at the intestate’s death.


1. Subs. by Act 17 of 1939, s. 2, for the original ss. 50-56 (w.e.f. 12-6-1939).

2. Subs. by Act 51 of 1991, s. 2.

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