Chirag Saif Ali Khan of Pataudi dynasty is well known. But Saif will not be able to make his property heir son Taimur Ali Khan. Actually, Saif’s property is mired in controversy. Their entire movable and immovable property is under the Enemy Property Act. According to the Act, if a person claims to have an heir over his property, he has to sue the High Court or the Supreme Court.
Will of Pataudi family surrounded in controversies
Nawab Pataudi’s properties have been in dispute since the beginning. Most of his property in Bhopal has come under the purview of the Enemy Property Act. The Home Ministry’s Enemy Property Department has been investigating this property for a long time. Nawab Hamidullah Khan of Bhopal made the estate heir to his elder daughter Abida, who had moved to Pakistan. After this the property was occupied by the family of middle daughter Sajida Sultan, whose grandson is Saif Ali Khan, that is, Hamidullah’s great-grandson.
Hamidullah had no son
Hamidullah Khan had no son. The eldest daughter Abida had moved to Pakistan and the youngest daughter, Rabia, had gone to her in-laws. Therefore the middle daughter Sajida Sultan became the Nawab’s heir. Sajida Sultan was married to Iftikhar Ali, the Nawab of Pataudi. They had one son and two daughters. The son’s name was Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
Saleha Sultan and Sabiha Sultan were his daughters, who were married in Hyderabad. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi married actress Sharmila Tagore. As a son, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi took over the entire property and was followed by Sharmila Tagore and Saif Ali Khan.
Due to this, property will not be available
The Enemy Property Protection and Registration Act was enacted in 1968. In a February 2015 order, the central government did not consider Saifida Sultan, the grandmother of Saif’s heir to Hamidullah Khan, but his elder sister Abida, who had moved to Pakistan in 1950. The central government had also sought the details of Abida’s property from the Madhya Pradesh government.
The ownership of Indian Citizens has come to an end with such properties inherited after the Enemy Property Amendment Ordinance 2016 came into force and the new definition of anime citizen.