With 17 children from 2 wives, favouritism over sons, the death of Bunnan was always going to lead to a messy struggle for his inheritance. Bunnan's eldest son got his company, his second wife got most of his remaining assets including his offices, warehouses, properties, stocks and cash. 84 Robinson road with 24 flats also created lots of conflict. The 24 flats were supposed to be divided equally between his 6 sons, his daughters found out about the arrangement before his death and begged on their knees by his deathbed for him to reconsider. The relationship between the siblings, which had always been fragile, came close to breaking point.Following his death, his two sets of children form his two wives ceased all communications, even though many of them lived in the same building.