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Saudi media reports indicated a dispute between two Indian families over an inheritance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by a guest house built by an Indian merchant near the royal sanctuary nearly a century ago.

according to What is the site published? The Saudi “previously” stated, that in the seventies of the nineteenth century AD, the Indian spice merchant, Mayankuti Ki, landed in Mecca to perform the Hajj, and during his stay he decided to build a guest house in the holy capital near the Great Mosque of Mecca, to receive his people and their hospitality during the performance of the duty, except That house turned into a source of conflict and strife between his family and his wife’s family, to win its value estimated at one billion dollars.

The site added that no one knows exactly what happened to the Indian Muslim merchant who came from Kerala, where he was managing his fleet of ships from the Malabar coast, as it is unknown whether he resided in Mecca and died there? Or died in his home state of Kerala? However, the guesthouse has been for nearly 50 years to receive pilgrims from Kerala.

In the late fifties of the twentieth century, the Saudi government wanted to demolish the guest house, as part of the expansion operations of the Great Mosque of Mecca, and the area surrounding the Kaaba. This money came after a dispute between the two Indian families over the entitlement of each to the huge amount.

The dispute is due to the insistence of the Indian merchant’s family that he did not have children, while the wife’s family argues that the deceased left a son and a daughter, and therefore they are worthy of the value of compensation, and the point of contention here is due to the matriarchal system followed by the state of Kerala, where property is transmitted through the mother and female relatives.

The two families will go to court to resolve this dispute, so that the Kingdom resorted to New Delhi to help decipher the case, but successive governments in India did not succeed in determining the legitimate heir, and in 2014 the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to find out the real heir, solve the problem, and provide the amount of money that is now worth about one billion dollars To the rightful owner, however, he ran into a series of allegations from both families, and the situation remained as it is.

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