Topic: Section 122. “Gift” defined

“Gift” is the transfer of certain existing moveable or immoveable property made voluntarily and without consideration, by one person, called the donor, to another, called the donee, and accepted by or on behalf of the donee.

Acceptance when to be made.—Such acceptance must be made during the lifetime of the donor and while he is still capable of giving.
If the donee dies before acceptance, the gift is void.


Validity of gift
Gift deed executed by defendant in favour of plaintiff with respect of property of her deceased husband. Defendant was not legally wedded wife of deceased. She being concubine was not entitled to inherit property. Gift deed executed by her is not valid; P. Jayaramaiah v. Aragonda Munemma, AIR 2005 AP 26.