THE HINDU SUCCESSION ACT, 1956
(Act No.30 of 1956)[17th June, 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.
9. Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule.-- Among the heirs specified in the Schedule, those in Class I shall take simultaneously and to the exclusion of all other heirs; those in the first entry in Class II shall be preferred to those in the second entry; those in the second entry shall be preferred to those in the third entry; and so on in succession.
10. Distribution of property among heirs in Class I of the Schedule.-- The property of an intestate shall be divided among the heirs in Class I of the Schedule in accordance with the following rules :
Rule 1. The intestate's widow, or if there are more widows than one, all the widows together, shall take one share.
Rule 2. The surviving sons and daughters and the mother of the intestate shall each take one share.
Rule 3. The heirs in the branch of each pre-deceased son or each pre-deceased daughter of the intestate shall take between them one share.
Rule 4. The distribution of the share referred to in rule 3--(i) among the heirs in the branch of the pre-deceased son shall be so made that his widow (or widows together) and the surviving sons and daughters get equal portions; and the branch of his pre-deceased sons get same portion;
A daughter, whether married or not, will get equal share only if her father dies intestate.
If the father has left a 'will' then the property will be devolved as per his wishes.
If father is alive then he can do anything with his self aquired property.