Hindu Succession Act, 1956
10 Distribution of property among heirs in class I of the Schedule
The property of an intestate shall be divided among the heirs in class I of the Schedule in accordance with the following rules:
Rule 1-The intestate’s widow, or if there are more widows than one, all the widows together, shall take one share.
Rule 2-The surviving sons and daughters and the mother of the intestate shall each take one share.
Rule 3-The heirs in the branch of each pre-deceased son or each pre-deceased daughter of the intestate shall take between them one share.
Rule 4-The distribution of the share referred to in Rule 3-
(i) among the heirs in the branch of the pre-deceased son shall be so made that his widow (or widows together) and the surviving sons and daughters get equal portions; and the branch of his predeceased sons gets the same portion;
(ii) among the heirs in the branch of the pre-deceased daughter shall be so made that the surviving sons and daughters get equal portions.