Mysore Hindu Law Women�s Rights Act, 1933 [subsequently known as �Karnataka Hindu Law Women�s Rights Act, 1933� by way of amendment by Mysore State (Alteration of Name) Act, 1973 (31 of 1973)] – under Section 10 the suit property
that came to her on the death of her husband – was Stridhana property and by virtue of Section 11 of the said Act the aforesaid person i.e. she became the absolute owner of such property with unrestricted powers of enjoyment and disposition. – If that is so, she was undoubtedly competent to execute the gift deeds in question dated 9 th April, 1954 by virtue of which Muddamma became the absolute owner of half of that property. On her death (i.e. Muddamma�s death) i.e. on 7 th May, 1997 her husband Rangappa @ Bodappa would become the absolute owner and would, therefore, be competent to transfer the property by way of sale deed in favour of the appellant – The provisions of Section 15(2)(a) of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 not applies – In the present case, Muddamma had not inherited any property but what she had acquired is an absolute right to the suit property by way of the gift deed dated 9 th April, 1954. On her death, the property would, therefore, not vest in terms of Section 15(2)(a) of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 but would go to her husband who would be competent to transfer the same in favour of the present appellant. Trial court decree is restored – High court order is setaside – appeal allowed.