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1. Father is bound to maintain his sons until the age of puberty and daughters until they are married. Even if the children are in the custody of the mother, father is duty bound to maintain them.

2. If the father is poor and incapable of earning the mother is bound to maintain the children. If both the father and mother are incapable to maintain the children, the duty lies on the grandfather.

3. Children in easy circumstances are bound to maintain their poor parents. A person is bound to maintain his paternal and maternal grandparents if they are poor.

4. If the father neglects to maintain his legitimate or illegitimate children, the children can sue him under the provisions of Sec.125 of Cr PC, 1974.