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M. Kannan (Consultant)     19 February 2011

Validity of Will written in one's own mother tongue language

Mr X is residing in Mumbai. His mother tongue is Telugu. He has house property in Mumbai. He wrote the WILL in his mother tongue language Telugu. What about the validity of WILL written in Telugu in Mumbai. Since he does not know hindi to read and write, he wrote it in his mother tongue's language. Please reply.


 7 Replies

A V Vishal (Advocate)     19 February 2011

The will is perfectly valid.

K S Narayana Rao (District Registrar)     22 February 2011

Dear Friend,

It is a will.  Will is a will. Hence, no bar of the language Telugu is a language recegnised by the Constitution of India. Bombay is a part of India.  It may be translated under Section 19 of the Registration Act and can be used for all practical purposes. Engage an advocate or seck legal help he will guide in the matter. Or send a xerox copy to Hyderabade for transclation from Telugu to English a copy thus translated and certified by legal practationer  District Registrar

raj kumar ji (LAW STUDENT )     11 March 2011

ya its valid will.

Deekshitulu.V.S.R (B.Sc, B.L)     12 March 2011

My question to you is "Is there any law that will should be written in a particular language". It is a WILL,  My WILL AND Your WILL.

K S Narayana Rao (District Registrar)     14 March 2011

No bar to language.  Generally recognised by the Constitution of India.

Ronak (Trainee)     15 March 2011


Is the will registered outside considered as valid will in India? Or it has to be re-registered again in India? Plz Guide 



K S Narayana Rao (District Registrar)     15 March 2011

Will has no application of jurisdiction. It can be registered anywhere. It is valid even though it is unregistered.  It is previlised to stamp duty.  No stamp duty required.

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