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Who are Heirs in Class I and Class II? Schedule of Hindu Succession Act 1956

Heirs in Class I and Class II are defined under Schedule of Hindu Succession Act 1956. As per provision under Sections 8:

Hindu Succession Act "Heirs in Class I"

Son; daughter; widow; mother; son of a pre-deceased son; daughter of a pre-deceased son; son of a pre-deceased daughter; daughter of a pre-deceased daughter; widow of a pre-deceased son; son of a pre-deceased son of a pre-deceased son; daughter of a pre-deceased son of a pre-deceased son; widow of a pre-deceased son of a pre-deceased son.

Hindu Succession Act "Heirs in Class II"

I. Father.

II. (1) Son’s daughter’s son, (2) son’s daughter’s daughter, (3) brother, (4) sister.

III. (1) Daughter’s son’s son, (2) daughter’s son’ daughter, (3) daughter’s daughters’ son, (4) daughter’s daughter’s daughter.

IV. (1) Brother’s son, (2) sister’s son, (3) brother’s daughter, (4) sister’s daughter.

V. Father’s father; father’s mother.

VI. Father’s widow; brother’s widow.

VII. Father’s brother; father’s sister.

VIII. Mother’s father; mother’s mother.

IX. Mother’s brother; mother’s sister.

Explanation : In this Schedule, references to a brother or sister do not include references to a brother or sister by uterine blood.

Hindu Succession Act 1956

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Who are Heirs in Class I and Class II? Schedule of Hindu Succession Act 1956

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