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Gopala Aiyangar Vs. Venkatakrishna Aiyangar, - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported in(1914)26MLJ224
AppellantGopala Aiyangar
RespondentVenkatakrishna Aiyangar, ;narasimha Aiyangar, ;gopala Aiyangar and Minor Krishnaswami by Guardian
Cases ReferredSubba Narayana Vaithiyar v. Ramaswami Iyer I.L.R.
Excerpt:
- .....the surviving members of the family to recover the debt on the ground that the debt is due to the family and the bond is taken in the name of the deceased on behalf of the family. there is no finding that the debt was due to the family but it is found that the promissory note was taken for the joint benefit of the 1st plaintiff and the deceased, who constituted ' a family partnership' and therefore the 1st plaintiff as the survivor is entitled to sue. as the bond is taken only in the narne of venkata varada aiyangar and it is not found to be for the benefit of the family, we are of opinion that the 1st plaintiff is not entitled to maintain the suit, subba narayana vaithiyar v. ramaswami iyer i.l.r. (1906) m. 88.2. we must therefore set aside the decree of the learned judge and dismiss.....
Judgment:

1. The promissory note sued upon is executed in favour of the deceased Venkata Varada Aiyangar who has left a widow. The suit is brought by the surviving members of the family to recover the debt on the ground that the debt is due to the family and the bond is taken in the name of the deceased on behalf of the family. There is no finding that the debt was due to the family but it is found that the promissory note was taken for the joint benefit of the 1st plaintiff and the deceased, who constituted ' a family partnership' and therefore the 1st plaintiff as the survivor is entitled to sue. As the bond is taken only in the narne of Venkata Varada Aiyangar and it is not found to be for the benefit of the family, we are of opinion that the 1st plaintiff is not entitled to maintain the suit, Subba Narayana Vaithiyar v. Ramaswami Iyer I.L.R. (1906) M. 88.

2. We must therefore set aside the decree of the learned Judge and dismiss the suit. Each party will bear his own costs throughout.


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