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Partner in the Real Estate and Disputes Resolution practice at the Bangalore office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Namrata has advised several Indian and overseas clients in both real estate transactions and has represented them in dispute resolution matters. She has expertise in practice of debt recovery, mergers and amalgamations and property/corporate / commercial litigations and real estate development and establishment of corporate campuses. She also advises on general corporate law including on joint venture, shareholders issues, mergers and acquisitions and arbitrations. She can be reached at


The recent Supreme Court (“SC”) judgment in the case of Arunachala Gounder vs. Ponnuswamy[1] is a significant one since it focusses on whether a sole daughter could inherit her father’s self-acquired property dying intestate, prior to the enactment of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (“Act”). It also delves into the order of succession after the death of the said daughter.

In this blog, we analyse the judgment and its impact on the property rights of Hindu women and widows under the Act.Continue Reading A daughter’s right: Inheritance and devolution of her father’s self-acquired property