My great grandfather had purchased a plot of land after migrating to India after Partition. He distributed it amongst two sons only (out of total five) through gift deed. My grandfather was one beneficiary. He had 4 sons, and since 3 sons did not look after him or my grandmother and my father was my grandparents' sole carer for about 20 years, so my grandfather bequeathed the property to my father through a registered will. A part of the same had already been given to my father by my grandfather while he was still alive.
After my grandfather's death, the local authority transferred the property on my father's name after a probate (placing an ad in a national newspaper and getting no objection in the stipulated time period). However ,now my uncles have filed a suit against my father claiming their share stating that the property was ancestral property.
Kindly, answer the following:
1. What is the definition of ancestral property and self-acquired property in layman terms?
2. Can the above mentioned property be called ancestral or self acquired by my grandfather?
3. What is the definition of Hindu Undivided Family?
4. How strong is my father's position in the case?
Thanks a lot...