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Wife of Wajid Khan, the Late Music Composer, Moves HC Against His Brother Sajid Khan and Mother in Property Case

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Kamalrukh Khan, the wife of late music composer Wajid Khan, approached the Bombay High Court alleging that his brother, Sajid Khan, had been trying to transfer the music composer’s property in his own and mother’s name.

Following this, the court directed Sajid Khan and his mother, Razina, to submit a disclosure of all the investments and assets of the deceased along with the audited accounts.

Along with the probate petition of Wajid Khan’s will, Kamalrukh Khan also filed an application seeking interim relief from his mother and brother from alienating her or claiming third-party rights in the property.

Wajid Khan died of Covid-19 on June 1, 2020, at the age of 42 in Mumbai.

According to Live Law, the Bombay High Court under Justice Gautam Patel had told Sajid Khan and his mother to disclose all the assets of Wajid Khan on or before Wednesday.

The judge said, “The reply is to disclose the entire estate of the deceased the late Wajid S Khan along with the necessary tax returns and their accompanied computation of income or sale. Also required will be the returns of the limited liability company in which the deceased had an interest. All other similar commercial entities in which the deceased had any interest or share (apart from regular investments) are also to be disclosed with their complete financials.”

Razina and Sajid Khan told the court that they would restrain from acting on the estate claimed by his wife in her probate petition till the next date of hearing.

The matter will likely be heard again on Friday. However, the case might get delayed as the court is only hearing urgent matters due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Kamalrukh Khan had earlier alleged that her husband and his family had tried to convince her to convert to Islam after their marriage under the Special Marriages Act. Due to differences in the family, she and her children had been living separately. The couple filed for divorce in 2014. However, they did not get a decree for divorce mutually and the court suspended the petition earlier in the year.

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