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Arunachala Gounder v. Ponnusamy

Hindu Succession Act, 1956 – Section 15 – General rules of succession in the caseof female Hindus – The basic aim of the legislature in enacting Section 15(2) is to ensure that inherited property of a female Hindu dying issueless and intestate, goes back to the source. [Para 73] 2022 (1) SCALE 681

Gnanambal Ammal v. T.Raju Ayyar

Hindu law – Will – Construction – General Principles – Presumption against intestacy – A presumption against intestacy may be raised if it is justified by the context of the document or the surrounding circumstances; but it can be invoked only when there is undoubted ambiguity in ascertainment of the intentions of the testator. AIR 1951 SC 103 : 1950 SCR 949