(1) A Hindu father entitled to act as the natural
guardian of his minor legitimate children may, by will appoint a guardian for any of them in respect of the
minor’s person or in respect of the minor’s property (other than the undivided interest referred to in
section 12) or in respect of both.
(2) An appointment made under sub-section (1) shall have no effect if the father predeceases the
mother, but shall revive if the mother dies without appointing, by will, any person as guardian.
(3) A Hindu widow entitled to act as the natural guardian of her minor legitimate children, and a
Hindu mother entitled to act as the natural guardian of her minor legitimate children by reason of the fact
that the father has become disentitled to act as such, may, by will, appoint a guardian for any of them in
respect of the minor’s person or in respect of the minor’s property (other than the undivided interest
referred to in section 12) or in respect of both.
(4) A Hindu mother entitled to act as the natural guardian of her minor illegitimate children may; by
will, appoint a guardian for any of them in respect of the minor’s person or in respect of the minor’s
property or in respect of both.
(5) The guardian so appointed by will has the right to act as the minor’s guardian after the death of
the minor’s father or mother, as the case may be, and to exercise all the rights of a natural guardian under
this Act to such extent and subject to such restrictions, if any, as are specified in this Act and in the will.
(6) The right of the guardian so appointed by will shall, where the minor is a girl, cease on her
marriage.

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