Press Trust of India
October 06, 2012 11:16 IST
Lissy's father N D Varkey complained that she refused to pay maintenance ordered by a lower court.
The Kerala High court today ordered
issue of notice to Lissy, former Malayalam actress and wife of
well-known Bollywood film director Priyadarshan in a
maintenance case filed by her father.
Justice T R Ramachandran Nair ordered issue of notice on
a petition filed by Lissy's father N D Varkey complaining that
she refused to pay maintenance ordered by a lower court.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Muvattupuzha, had on
January 25 last year, exercising powers under sect 7 of the
Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior citizens Act
2007, ordered Lissy to pay her father Rs 4500 per month for
his daily expenses and Rs 1000 for medicines from January one,
2010 until further orders.
The petitioner, who is residing at Pindimana village in
Kothamanagalam in Ernakulam district, said no amount had been
paid till date and he was unable to maintain himself as he had
no source of income.
According to him, Lissy had substantial assets worth
several crores of rupees and her husband was the one of the
most highly paid film directors in India. She is justified in
paying maintenance to her father who was even unable to
purchase medicines for himself.