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I am an Orphan and brought up by my distant relative. Out of natural lone and affection, my distant relative wants to give some immovable properties to me by will which he wants to keep secret.  Please clarify whether will requires to be witnessed or I and my relative could sign as witnesses.

- by Ramakrishna, Mysore

Two independent witnesses are necessary for execution of a valid will. The deed writer, the testator i.e., the person who bequeaths, and the beneficiary under the will cannot be witnesses to the will.  So advise your distant relative to get the will attested by two independent witnesses.


These are all the legal questions answered by Advocate S.Selvakumar in various magazines, in various occasion including realestate reporter monthly.