The properties which are self-acquired can be bequeathed by Will by owner to any one even other than his heirs or legal representatives or relatives. But if the properties are inherited, the same can’t be given away by Will, but will devolve upon the heirs entitled to such property under the Hindu Law if the deceased is Hindu. The other persons following religions other than Hindu will be governed by their personal laws.
The Parsees are governed by their Succession Act; the Christians will be governed by Indian Succession Act and like wise. Even under the Hindu Succession Act, every state has its’ own admission. In Maharashtra, now the sons and daughters are entitled to inheritance.
1. You can CERTAINLY make your WILL for the inherited property or partitioned property held in your name.
2. However, You CANNOT make WILL for any "Ancestral" property that you may be holding. Ancestral property means property which is atleast Four generations old. All the relevant legal heirs may execute a Partitioned Deed for the Ancestral property, consequent to which WILL can be made for the Partitioned ratio of this property.