List of Saraswats

This list comprises prominent Saraswat Brahmins (includes Mohalya Saraswats, Bhalavalikar/Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins, Chitrapur Saraswat Brhamins, Kashmiri Saraswat Brahmins, Punjabi Saraswat Brahmins, U.P. Saraswat Brahmins, Kumaoni Saraswat Brahmins and Gaud Saraswat Brahmins ) divided by area of prominence.

Prominent Saraswats

Politics

*Motilal Nehru
*Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru
*Sir Sukhdev Prasad Kak
*Ajodhya Nath Kunzru
*Jawaharlal Nehru
*Indira Gandhi
*U Srinivas Mallya
*P N Haksar
*M N Kaul
*P N Dhar
*T N Kaul
*Shiela Kaul
*D P Dhar
*S L Shakdher
*M L Fotedar
*Swaroop Kumari Bakshi
*Nath Pai
*H.V.Kamath
*T.A.Pai
*R.V. Deshpande
* RANGANATH SHENOY
*S.K.Patil
*Vimal Rangnekar
*Arun Jaitley
*Manohar Gopalkrushnna Prabhu Parrikar
*Suresh Pachauri

Armed Forces

* Lt.Gen. Prakash Gokarn (AVSM, PVSM)
* Lt.Gen.Brij Mohan Kaul
* Gen.Tapishwar Narain Raina
* Air Chief Marshal S K Kaul
* Maj Gen TK Kaul
* Maj Gen. SK Kaul(VSM)
* Lt. Gen. Moti Dhar
* Lt. Gen. T K Sapru
* Brig. Hari Krishna Trivedi
* Col. Gopal Krishna Trivedi (Vr.C,V.S.M.)The Grenadiers
* Col. Anshu Trivedi The Garhwal Rifles (of Kargil fame)
* Lt. Gen. R K Jaitley(DGAFMS)
* Lt. Gen. S K Jaitley(DCAS)
* Lt. Gen. V K Jaitley (Commander of UN Forces in Sierra Leone)
* Vice Admiral V.A.Kamath(PVSM)
* Air Chief Marshal Laxman Mohan Katre
* Jayant Nadkarni (Chief of the Naval Staff)
* Major Vasant Vishwanath Varde-Borkar-Tadkodkar
* Major (Dr.) Sudhir Naik
* [Lt. Col. Murlidhar L. Shanbhag] Corps of Engineers]

Civil Service / Police

* Rajeev Chandra
* Tilak Kak
* Sharad Chandra Trivedi
* K.R.Shenai
* S.W. Shiveshwarkar (ex. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, New Delhi)
* Ajit Warty ( Ex. MPSC Chairman, MMRDA Commissioner, Dep Chief Sec Maharashtra State, Nagpur, Pune Commissioner, Currently working in Corporate sector. )

Judiciary/Law/Taxation

* Kailash Nath Katju (Justice, Supreme Court of India)
* Markanday Katju (Justice, Supreme Court of India)
* Arun Jaitley
* Saurabh Trivedi
* V. D. Sonde Commisoner Income Tax (Mumbai)
* Ram Subrai Prabhu Dessai(Judge), (GOA)
* A.Narayana Pai. Late Chiief Justice of Karnataka High Court.
* Justice R.M.S. Khandeparkar (Judge Bombay High Court)
* Justice Avinash Lawande ( Judge Bombay High Court)
* Justice G. D. Kamat (retd. Chief Justice Gujrat High Court)

cientists

* Anil Kakodkar (chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India)
* Dr. R. R. Sonde Executive Director (Energy Technologies), NTPC "'Limited
* Amol Kanvinde"'
* Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat (Defence R&D Organisation)
* Dr. Dilip Wagle

Academics

* P N Kaula
* Nitin KArnataki
* Gautam Kanvinde
* Samira Sardesai
* Mayuri Gangotakar
* Triloki Nath Khoshoo
* Kumar Krishan
* Subhash Kak
* Triloki Nath Madan
* Ratan Parimoo
* P K Kaw
* M K Sahib
* Awtar Krishen Ganju
* Arun Kinare
* Sharda Rani Trivedi
* Tripta Trivedi
* Pramod Narain Muttoo
* B.R.Shenoy
* Professor Kalya Vinayak Shenoy (Surgery),KMC, Manipal
* Dinanath Vasudeo Rege
* T M A Pai
* Mangesh V. Nadkarni
* Prof Uday Gaitonde - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
* Prof Krishna Shenoy -Stanford University, USA
*
* Dr V.K. Saraswat: Associate Professor- Agra University, Agra
* S.P.SARASWAT Principal kendriya Vidyalaya Datia(M.P)
* Prof Hemchandra Baburao Kekre - India Institute of Technology, Bombay

Arts/Literature

* Purandara Dasa (Poorvashram name Srinivasa Nayak)
* Poet Balkrushnna Bhagawant Shennavee alias Ba. Bha. Borkar
* Vennimadava Borkar
* S. M. Tadkodkar
* Naguesh Karamali (Poet, Goa freedom Fihjter)
* R. V. Pandit (Poet, editor)
* N. D. Sonde - Profound scholar of Sanskrit, Marathi and Konkani languages
* Pt. Brij Narayan Chakbast
* Pt. Anand Narain Mulla
* Pt. Rattan Nath Sarshar
* Pt.Uppendranath Ashk
* Pt. Anand Koul Bamzai
* Pt. Lala Laxman
* Pt. Dinanath Nadim
* Pt. M N Kaul
* Pt. Bhajan Sopori
* Pushkar Bhan
* Somnath Sadhu
* Shamboo Nath Haleem
* Hari Kunzru
* M. Govinda Pai
* Jia Lal Kaul
* Anant Pai or Uncle Pai
*Onkarnath Gulvadi
*Kaushalya Manjeshwar
*Kamlesh Raina
*Puttur Narasimha Nayak
*M.N.Kamath
*Charudatta Prabhudesai
*Rashtrakavi Manjeshwar Govinda Pai
* Ramesh Vasantrao Sanzgiri
* Mohan Pai
* Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya
* Kaka Kalelkar
* Suman Kalyanpur
* Bharat Kamath
* Kogga Kamath
* Ramchandra Pandurang Kamat
* Anuradha Paudwal
* Hema Sardesai
* Malbarao Sardesai
* Ranjal Gopal Shenoy
* Lalita Shivaram Ubhayaker
* Rohini Prabhakar Nandgadkar Wagle
* Gautam Rajadhyaksha
* Achyut Palav
* K.G. Ginde
* Maya Rao
* S.Krishna Rao
* Vasant Desai
* Anupam Kher
* Raj Zutshi
* Raj Kumar
* Ulhas MN Kaul
* Sapru
* Jeevan Omkarnath Dhar
* Mahesh Kaul
* Mani Kaul
* Arun Kaul
* KK Raina
* MK Raina
* Amrita Rao
* Gurudutt
* Girish Karnad
* Shyam Benegal
* Pandari Bai
* Leena Chandavarkar
* Durga Khote
* Shyam Benegal
* Rohini Hattangadi
* Isha Koppikar
* Anant Nag
* Urmila Matondkar
* Shankar Nag
* Gurudutt (Padukone)
* Amol Palekar
* Sharad Pilgaonka
* Ashok Saraf
* Sachin Pilgaonkar
* Amrita Rao
* Priya Tendulkar
* Sneha Ullal
* Dilip Prabhavalkar
* Manorama Wagle
* Madhur Bhandarkar
* Suresh Pai
* Padmini Kolhapure
* Deepika Padukone
* Namita Kodikal
* Urvashi Sharma
* Gaurav Sharma
* Kudpi Vasudev Shenoy
* Ar. Bhaskar Wagle ( Architect )
* Ar. Dattaprasad Wagle ( Architect )
* Gautam Kanvinde
* Durga Kamat
* seema kanvinde
* Amol Kanvinde(Urf:Anna ,Bandya)(philosophy)(Acting)(Comedy Dance)

Corporate

* K V Kamath (CEO, ICICI bank)
* Vijay Mallya
* Nandan Nilekani (CEO Infosys)
* Amit Nevrekar (Technical Head - MRUC)
* Suman Mulgaonkar (Ex CMD TELCO)
* MD Mallya (CMD, Bank of Baroda)
* PP Mallya (CMD, Vijaya Bank)
* P. R. Deshpande (Ex MD Crompton Greaves Ltd.)
* T.V. Mohandas Pai (Director-Human Resources, Education and Research and Administration: Infosys)
* Kotacherry Manmohan Shenoy (Ex-Chairman UCO Bank)
* V Leeladhar (Currently Dpty Governor, Reserve Bank of India), Ex- Chairman Union bank of India
* Sri Ammembal Subbarao Pai-Founder Canara Bank
* Dr. Ganapati Mallya - Founder of UB
* Rangappa Pandurang Kamat-Founder Kamat Group of Hotels India
* B. N. Adarkar - Ex-Chairman - Reserve Bank of India
* Ram Hari Pachauri (C.E.O. VEM Industrial Control)
* VINOD JAITLY (GENERAL MANAGER DCM SHRIRAM INDUSTRIES LTD.KOTA(RAJ)
* S S Bhandare - Prominent Economist and Former Economic Advisor Tata Services

Journalism/Media

* Baburam (BOB) Prabhu London : BBC
* Shobha De (Famous author and columnist)
* M V Kamath (editor, Illustrated Weekly of India & Chairman, Prasar Bharathi)
* Dileep Padgaonkar (Editor Times of India)
* Anant Pai (Amarachitra Katha fame)
* Rajdeep Sardesai (Prominent TV personality of IBNLive)
* Amit Nevrekar (Head Technical - MRUC)
* Ravi Kenkare (Chairman - Shriram Constructions)
* T.V.R Shenoy (Famous journalist)
* Sanjeev Kabeer (Journalist)
* Sachin Kalbag (Pioneering Web journalist and currently editor of mailtoday.in. Also appeared on BBC Mastermind)
* Garima Saraswat (Corporate Communications Sahara India Pariwar)
* Santoshkumar Gulvadi-Journalist.
* Rajesh Dangi (Blogger - Bangalore Metblogs))
* Sandhya Pai-Executive editor-Taranga-Kannada Magazine.
* Ashish Saraswat Journalist (Tehelka.com)
* V N Mavinkurve ("Mavin Kurve") - Senior Assistant Editor Times of India, Editor Pune Times
* Shyamala Shiveshwarkar
* Dr. Suresh Nadkarni- One of the pioneers of medical journalism in Marathi *swapnil saraswat Star News
* Shobha De
* N B Parulekar (Founder Sakal Newspaper)

Literature

* P. L. Deshpande (Marathi author)
* Jaywant Dalvi (Marathi Author, Novelist and Playwright)
* Mangalore Govinda Pai, Manjeshwar (Kannada Poet)
* R V Pandit (Recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award)
* Girish Karnad (Jnanapeetha Award recipient; actor)
* Mangesh Padgaonkar(Marathi poet)
* Ravindra Pinge(Marathi author)
* Ratnakar Matkari(Marathi author, playwright)
* Dwarakanath Sanzgiri(Marathi sports critic)
* Mangesh V. Rajadhyaksh(Marathi author)
* Vijaya Rajadhyaksh(Marathi author, critic)
* Vijay Tendulkar(Marathi author, playwright, scriptwriter)
* Ramesh Tendulkar (Marathi poet] )
* Bhargavram Vithalalias Mama Varerkar (Marathi playwright)
* D.V. Tendulkar alias Prafulldatt (Marathi poet)
* Motiram G. Rangnekar (Marathi playwright, Director)
* Ananat Samant
* Chintrya Khanolkar Alias Aarati Prabhu
* Dr. Subhash Bhende (Marathi writer)
* Yashwant Chittal
* Gangadhar V. Chittal
* Sundar Nadkarni
* Kudpi Vasudev Shenoy

Politics

* U. Srinivas Mallya
* Karnad Sadashiv Rao
* T. A. Pai
* * B. Vaikunta Baliga (Speaker of erstwhile Mysore Legislative Assembly)
* H.V.Kamath (Freedom fighter and famous parliament member)
* Gurudas Kamath (Mumbai Pradesh Congress Committee Chief, MP)
* Manohar Gopalkrushnna Prabhu Parrikar (ex Chief Minister of Goa)
* Suresh Prabhu (Former Cabinet Minister, MP from Rajapur LS constituency)
* Barrister Nath Pai (Freedom fighter and famous parliament member)
* Ahilya Rangnekar
* Late N.Subramanya Shenoy (Freedom fighter, Communist veteran, MLA)
* Avadhut Wagh - Spokesperson (Mumbai NCP)
* Eknath Thakur -MP (Rajya Sabha)
* Uday Samant - MLA from Ratnagiri
* Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar - Ex-Mayor (Mumbai)
* Suresh Pachori (Congress Leader)
* Digambar Kamat (Chief Minister of Goa)
* Pangal Manjunatha Nayak (Freedom Fighter)
* Pangal Laximinarayan Nayak (Freedom Fighter)
* Narayan S Pai (Freedom Fighter )
* Kochikar Panduranga Pai (Freedom Fighter )

cholars

* Sir (Dr.) Ramkrushnna Gopal BhandarkarSanskrit scholar,Orientalist,social reformer)
* Dharmanand Kossambi (Internationally known Scholar of Buddhism)
* Dr. Bhau Daaji Laad
* Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi (Marxist historian of India)
* Seshagiri Prabhu (Malayalam grammarian)
* Kashinath Trimbak Telang (High Court Judge)
* Vittal Rajgopal Bhat (Sanskrit scholar; philosopher)
* Purushottam Mangesh Lad
* Bapurao Shivram Naik (Printer/publisher)
* Govind Mangesh Lad (Journalist; economist; editor of Financial Times)
* Shrirang Padmnanabh Adarkar
* Madhukar Ramrao Yardi (Sanskrit scholar)
* Sharadkumar alias Sharu Shantaram Rangnekar (Business management consultant)
* Omkar wagh
* Appu Bhat, Ranga Bhat, and Vinayak Pandit Helped Dutchman Van Reede compile HORTUS MALABARICUA, a complete study on the herbs and other medicinal plants of Kerala. Wrote Treatise on Ayurveda in Konkani.)
* Sharda Rani Trivedi (Academician, Scholar and social reformer)
* Dr. Tripta Trivedi (University of Lucknow)
* Dr. Pramod Narain Muttoo

ports

* Sachin Tendulkar - Cricket
* Khandu Rangnekar - Cricket
* Sunil Gavaskar - Cricket
* Rohan Gavaskar - Cricket
* Madhav Mantri - Cricket
* Dilip Vengsarkar - Cricket
* Dilip Sardesai - Cricket
* Bapu Nadkarni - Cricket
* Milind Rege - Cricket
* Ajit Pai - Cricket
* Prakash Padukone - Badminton
* Taranath Shenoy - Swimming
* Abhay Kanvinde
* Amol Muzumdar - Cricket
* Shulin Saraswat - Cricket, Tennis

Miscellaneous

* Late Sri Govinda Shanbhag Freedom fighter and founder of Karnataka Sangh, SiddapurHe was instrumental to bring up the national movement, a good meaning in Siddapur- a small town in Uttar Kannada, Karnataka. He expired on Apr-2006http://www.hindu.com/2006/04/18/stories/2006041806410300.htm
* Dr Govind Pai Varapuzha
* Dr Leena Pai Varapuzha
* Dr Keerthi Pai Chennai
* Bhadragiri Achyutdas (Keertankar)
* Bhau Daji Lad
* Padmashri K.Narayana Pai (Physician)
* Vitthal Dasopant Sukhtankar
* Bal Mangesh Wagle, (First Advocate of the High Court of Bombay)
* Padmashri Dr. Aalaka Keshav Deshpande (Research Scholar in AIDS)
* Sushant Sanzgiri (Chef in London)
* Vilasini Menon (The first woman lawyer of Madras Presidency;elected member of legislative Assembly -Singapore; PRO-Stree Seva Mandir worker (an NGO) -Chennai)
* A.V.Baliga (Physician)
* Dwarkanath Kotnis - (Surgeon in China during 1938-42 Second Sino-Japanese War)
* Achyutrao Kanvinde (Architect - Known as author of Campus designing in India)
* Nalini Gopalakrishna Pai Dubai(lawyer)
* Govindram Prabhu (MB)Engineer Birmingham UK

Figures of Historical Eminance

* Lakshman Prabhu (Minister of Silhara dynasty, built Banaganga tank and Walkeshwar temple)
* Rudra Pai (Minister of Silhara dynasty)
* Mahadevaiyya Prabhu (Minister of Silhara dynasty)
* Somanaiyya Prabhu (Minister of Silhara dynasty)
* Anant Pai Prabhu (Minister of Silhara dynasty)
*Rama Kamath
* Naro Ram Mantri(Minister in Sahu Maharaj's court)
* Ramachandra Baba Sukthankar (official in Peshwa court)
* Timaji kamath (An admiral of Vijayanagar empire)
* Jivbadada Kerkar (Bakshi of Sindhia army)
* Lakhbadada Lad (An office of Sindhia army)
* Lalaji Gulgule (An officer of Sindhia army)
* Appaji Ram (Diplomat of Hyder Ali/Tippu Sultan)
* Baloba Tatya (official of Sindhia court)
* Dadasaheb (Ramchandra Gopal) Torne, 1st motion picture in India (Pundlik), 1st to open distribution offices, 1st Talkie in India along with Ardeshir Irani (Alam Ara), 1st double role cinema in India (Aout ghatkecha raja), 1st silver jubilee film in India (Shyam Sunder)

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*Sri Gaudapadacharya-The propounder of Advaita philosophy
*Sri Govindapadaacharya-Disciple of Sri Gouda padacharya
*Swami Vivarnananda-Founder of Kaivalya Muth and disciple of Sri Govinda padacharya . (Govindapaada's other disciple was the famous Adi Shankaracharya).
*Prabhu Maharaj-President Ramakrishna Mission.
*Swami Vijnananda-Senior Swamiji -Ramakrishna Mission.
*Sri Viroopaksha-Travelling Brahman-who established Manjeshwar Templein the eighth century. (Ref:Sahyadri Khanda of Skandapurana)

Ώ List of the names of well known Saraswat and Gaud Saraswat Brahmins Ώ

The list of the Surnames are distinctly icons among the GSBs, RSBs, CSBs, and Kudaldeshkars. The Surnames may necessarily accompany a prefix like Shenvi, Shenoy, Sinai, Varde, Varde-Borcar, Porob, Prabhu, Sar, Kamat. Eg. Porobo Desai, or Prabhu Desai or Kamat- Bambolkar, Naique etc.

Acharya, Advalpalkar, Ajgaonkar, Akerkar, Aroskar, Arur, Asgaonkar,

Baliga, Baokar, Basrur, Bavdekar, Betrabet, Bhale, Bhat, Bhakta, Bhandare, Bhandarkar, Bharane, Bhende, Bhobe, Bordavekar, Borkar, Bramhe, Budkule,

Chimbalkar,

Dabholkar, Dalal, Dalvi, Dangi, Desai, Deshpande, Diwadkar, Dubhashi,

Edgunji,

Gadekar, Gaitonde, Gavaskar, Gholba, Gholkar, Ghotge, Ghotage, Gogwekar, Gude, Gunjikar, Gulgule

Hattangdi,Hegde,

Jambotkar, Gangotkar Juwale

Kabir, Kaikini, Kakodkar, Kalyanpur, Kamat, Kamath, Kantak, Kanvinde, Kapadi, Khiladiwal, Karkal, Karnatki, Kasbekar, Kaval, Kekre, Kenkre, Keny, Kerkar, Khatkhate, khote, Kini, Kochikar, Kolvalkar, Kosambe, Kotnis, Kudva, Kudchadkar, Kulkarni, Kuloor, Karnataki, Kunde, Kuwadekar

Lad, Lawande, Lotlikar

Mahajan, Mahaddalkar, Mahale, Mahambrey, Mallya, Matthkar, Mangaokar, Mantrawadi, Manerikar, Manikere, Mantri, Mavinkurve, Mistry, Modi, Mondkar, Mopkar, Mudras, Mulgaonkar, Mundkur

Nabar, Nadgauda, Nadkarni, Naik, Namshikar, Nayak, Nerurkar, Nevrekar

Pai, Palekar, Pandit, Panje, Parulkar, Parulekar, Patkar, Patki, Phatarphod, Phene, Pongurlekar, Punalekar, Prabhavalkar, Prabhu, Prabhudesai, Priyolkar

Rajadhyaksha, Rangnekar, Ranjalkar, Rao, Redkar, Rege

Sabnis, Sakhalkar, Sakhardande, Salgaonkar, Salkar, Sambare, Samant, Sanzgiri, Saraf, Sardesai, Sardeshpande, Satoskar, Saudagar, Shanbhag, Sinari, Sonde, Sharma, Shenoy, Sohoni, Shenvi, Shetgiri, Shetye, Shirgaonkar, Shiveshwarkar, Sinkar, Sukhthankar

Tadkodkar, Talaulikar, Talavdekar, Tambulwadkar, Telang, Tinaikar, Tendolkar, Tendulkar, Thakur, Tilve, Timble, Trivedi,

Ullal

Varde, Varde-Borcar, Varde-Borcar-Tadcodcar, Varerkar, Velingi, Vengurlekar, Vengsarkar,

Wagh, Wagle, Walawalkar,Warty, Welling

Yardy,

Zantye

Catholics of Saraswat Descent

*Philip Nerry Ferrao, Arch Bishop, Goa, Andaman, Nikobar, Daman and Diu Archidiocese
*Margaret Alva (Politician)
*Mario Miranda (Cartoonist)
*Maxwell Pereira Kamath (Police)http://planetindia.net/maxwell/maxwell_flash/index.htm
*Julio Ribeiro (Police)
*Francisco Sardinha, Former Chief Minister of Goa
*Dr. Wifred De Souza, Former Deputy Chief Minister of Goa,
*Eduardo Faleiro, Former Minister of State (Banking), Govt. of India
*George Fernandes ,Former Union Defence Minister (1999-2004)and other cabinet posts including Industry and Railways(1977-79,1989-90), MP for several terms, NDA convenor,Trade Union Leader,ex-Socialist . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Fernandes


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