Your friends mother is the absolute owner as per following law. Ask her file application with Gram Panchayath there is no need to got the court as every other person died in the family.
RULES FOR TRANSFER OF PROPERTY IN TELANGANA STATE
HINDU WOMENS PROPERTY…. HOW IT DEVOLVELS
A hindu woman holds the property as an absolute owner and now she can dispose off the property as her own property. The concept of ancestral property does not apply to a property held by a hindu woman. Your maternal grandmother (naani) can will the property to anyone. However, if she dies intestate (without a will) then the property will devolve as per the rules of succession in Hindu Succession Act, specifically, section 15. In that case, the property goes to the legal heirs of the woman on her father’s side if she received the property from her father’s side and to her husband’s side if she received the property from her husband side.
Devolution of Interest in Co-parcenary Property
Section 6 as substituted by the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005.
Section 6(1) provides that w.e.f. 06/09/2005, in a joint Hindu family governed by the Mitakshara law, the daughter of coparcener shall by birth become a coparcener in her own right in the same manner as the son. She shall have the same rights in the coparcenery property as she would have had if she had been a son and she shall be subject to the same liabilities in respect of the said coparcenary property as that of a son
Section 6(2) of the new post amendment section 6 provides that any property to which a female Hindu becomes entitled by virtue of sub section (1) shall be held by her with the incidents of coparcenary ownership. And property is capable of being disposed of by her by testamentary disposition.
Section 6(3) provides that
– Where a Hindu dies after the commencement of Hindu Succession Act 2005, his interest in the property of joint family, Shall devolve by testamentary of intestate succession.
– As the case may be, under this Act and not by survivorship, & the coparcenary property shall be deemed to have been divided as if a partition has taken place and, daughter is allotted the same share as son.
The share of the pre-deceased son or a pre-deceased daughter, as they would have got had they been alive at the time of partition, shall be allotted to the surviving child of such pre-deceased son or of such pre¬deceased daughter. [—- do — with the predeceased child of pre-deceased son or a pre-deceased daughter].
Section 6(4) provides that no court shall recognize any right to proceed against a son, grandson, or great grandson for the recovery of any debt due from his father, grand father or great grand father.
Explanation to Section 6(5) provides that partition for the purposes of this section means any partition made by execution of a deed of partition duly registered under the Registration Act, 1908 (16 of 1908) or partition effected by a decree of a court.
Section 6(6) provides that nothing contained in this section shall apply to a partition, which has been effected before the [deleted].
Class I heir
– Son of Predeceased son.
– Son of Predeceased son of Prede¬ceased son.
– Widow of Predeceased son
– Widow of Predeceased son of Predeceased son
– Son of Predeceased Daughter.
– Daughter of Predeceased Daugh¬ter.
– Daughter of Predeceased Son
– Daughter of Predeceased Son of Predeceased Son.
– Son of Predeceased Daughter of Predeceased Daughter.
– Daughter of Predeceased Daughter of Predeceased Daughter
Section 8 in The Hindu Succession Act, 1956
8. General rules of succession in the case of males.—The property of a male Hindu dying intestate shall devolve according to the provisions of this Chapter—
(a) firstly, upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class I of the Schedule;
(b) secondly, if there is no heir of class I, then upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class II of the Schedule;
(c) thirdly, if there is no heir of any of the two classes, then upon the agnates of the deceased; and
(d) lastly, if there is no agnate, then upon the cognates of the deceased.