Can a person have multiple different signatures?

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1) Can any person, at any given point of time, have multiple different signatures? e.g. Say, Abhishek Kapoor has signature in full Abhishek Kapoor in English and AK as initial. Then, he has one in Hindi written in Hindi fonts and short one. Then, he has also one in Tamil, Telegu, Gujarati, Bengali.

2) How many different signatures can a person hold at any point of time, under the Indian laws?

3)  Let us say that, I bring out a  document signed in Arabic and then say this is signed by Abhishek Kapoor in Arabic, how can I prove that in court?

Even P.M. Narendra Modi signs in different languages.




1) There is no specific law re number of signatures one may have. It is only one of the means of establishing identity of a person, to be used along with others. For eg. the photo /signature on Aadhar Card is stronger proof than the initial scribbled on a note.Generally, one tends to settle on one signature since the same is used for making / verifying other documents to prove one's identity. For eg. the one on your passport also helps you get PAN Card, Aaadhar Card etc.


2) Anyone can say a signature is not his / forged. He need not be believed by Court.That has to be proven / disproven by attendant facts- witnesses, what is being claimed, past , other documents etc.


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