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Last Updated 18.11.2019 | 10:58 PM IST



Saif Ali Khan in a legal battle over Bhopal property

Saif Ali Khan may be the son of a reputed cricketer and veteran actress, but the actor has been facing issues over his royal legacy. Also known as the Nawab of Pataudi who inherited the title after the death of his father, is now facing issues over his property worth thousand crores, in Bhopal.

Saif Ali Khan’s ancestral property, which was ideally inherited by his late grandmother Sajida Sultan has now come under the scrutiny of the Union Home Ministry who has decided to exercise control over it under the Enemy Property Act 1968. According to the investigation conducted by OCEP (Office of Custodian of Enemy Property), the assets inherited by Saif from his grandmother Sajida ideally did not belong to her. In the sense, the real heir for the Bhopal property was Abida, sister of Sajida who had migrated to Pakistan and hence, Sajida became the successor. Her successorship was challenged in court by the other members of her family and now the thousand crore property including cottages, palaces and land spread across the city and other areas of Madhya Pradesh will be treated as enemy property and a vesting certificate (claiming that Sajida and her successors had vested control over them) was issued in February.

From what we hear, Saif Ali Khan is busy sorting the legal matter and he has also been asked to submit the merger agreement copy between the last ruling Nawab and Indian Union. However, neither Saif Ali Khan nor Sharmila Tagore have gone public about the matter and refused to divulge any details on the same.

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