FORMER TAMIL NADU CM JAYALALITHAA’S NEPHEW AND NIECE DECLARED LEGAL HEIRS BY MADRAS HC: ENTITLED TO ADMINISTER THE ESTATE LEFT BEHIND HER

Madras HC declared Jayalalithaa’s nephew, J. Deepak, and niece, J. Deepa, as Class II legal heirs, entitled to inherit all the properties left behind by her.

In effect, “Veda Nilayam”, the residence of former CM, cannot be converted into a memorial without the consent of these two heirs. Justices N. Kirubakaran and Abdul Quddhose allowed an application filed by Deepak and granted a letter of administration to him and his sister for administering the properties.

As late Chief Minister Dr. J Jayalalithaa died unmarried, without any issues and no other kith or kin is available other than the petitioner and the respondent, who are children of late Jayakumar, brother of the deceased, this Court is convinced that the petitioner and the respondent are nephew and niece and are Class II legal heirs. Hence, they are entitled to grant of Letters of Administration in respect of the estate and credits of the late Chief Minister Dr. J Jayalalithaa,” the bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice Abdul Quddhose ordered today.

Pertinently, the amount of assets, which are likely to come into their hands is about Rs. 188,48,66,305.51