List of Kashmiri Pandits

List of Kashmiri Pandits

List of persons of Kashmiri Pandit lineage:

Philosophers and historians

* Anandavardhana, Philosopher
* Vasugupta
* Bhatta Kallata
* Abhinavagupta, Philosopher
* Kshemaraja
* Utpaladeva, wrote a commentary on the book "Samhita"
* Bhaskara.
* Somananda
* Kalhana, Historian, 12th century
* Lalleshvari, mystic and poet, 14th century
* Jonaraja, Historian, 15th century
* Shrivara, Historian, 15th century
* Prajna Bhatta, Historian, 16th century
* Swami Lakshman Joo Raina
* Sarangadeva, wrote Sangeeta Ratnakara(The Ocean of Music)in 13th century.

Administrators and diplomats

* Birbal Dhar, invited Ranjit Singh to Kashmir
* Raja Dina Nath Madan, Diwan to Ranjit Singh
* Ram Chandra Kak, Prime minister to maharaja Hari Singh
* Mohan Lal, 1812-1877, Writer and diplomat in the Anglo-Afghan War
* Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
* R.K. Nehru, Ambassador in 50s and 60s
* Durga Prasad Dhar, Ambassador and politician
* P.N. Dhar, Economist
* Triloki Nath Kaul, Ambassador
* Braj Kumar Nehru, Diplomat
* Purushottam Narayan Haksar, Administrator
* Rameshwar Nath Kao, Intelligence chief, 1918-2002
* P.N. Kaul, Ambassador
* V.K. Shunglu,Comptroller and Auditor General of India, 1996-2002.
* Vijayendra N Kaul,Comptroller and Auditor General of India,2002-2008.
* Dr. M. K. Raina, Member, Working Group on Paper, Paper Board & Newsprint Industry. Planning Commission, Government of India.
* Lassa Kaul, Director Doorsarshan and Radio Kashmir
* Triloki Nath Khoshoo, Administrator and environmentalist
* Maharaj Krishen Kaw, Administrator
* Nirupama Kotru, Addl. Commissioner, Income Tax Deptt., Delhi, India.
* C.L KAW,Retd.Chairman Indian Railway Board
* O.K. Kaul, Senior Diplomat

Economy & Industry

* Sir Ganga Ram Kaula, India's First Indian Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General

Politicians & Prominent Lawyers

* Motilal Nehru, Politician
* Jawaharlal Nehru, First prime minister of India
* Tej Bahadur Sapru, Politician and lawyer
* Kailash Nath Katju, Politician and lawyer
* Justice Jia Lal Kilam, Politician, Writer & Lawyer
* Ram Chandra Kak, Archaeologist and politician
* Indira Gandhi
* Arun Nehru, Politician
* Makhan Lal Fotedar

Theatre, Radio, Television, Acting

* Bansi "Nirdosh"
* Bansi Kaul, Theatre director
* Moti Lal Kemmu
* Pushkar Bhan
* Pran Kishore
* Som Nath Sadhu
* M.K. Raina
* Upendra Khashu
* A K Hangal
* Raaj Kumar
* Kiran Kumar Dhar
* Satyen Kappu
* Anupam Kher
* Virendra Razdan
* Soni Razdan
* Omkar Nath Koul Budgami
* K. K. Raina
* Raj Zutshi
* Kunal Khemu

Music

* Arti Tiku Kaul,
* Archis Tiku, founding member and bassist of British indie rock band Maxïmo Park, 1977-
* Shobha Gurtu
* Vijay Kichlu, 1930-
* Ravi Kichlu, 1932-
* Krishen Langoo
* Trilok Gurtu, 1951 -
* Bhajan Sopori
* Kailash Mehra Sadhu,Singer
* Karrtik Dharr, Deejay
* Jawahar Wattal,composer
* Rajinder Kachroo,Singer
* Vijay Malla,Singer
* Kailash Kher,Singer

* Amit Kilam, Indian Ocean (band) - Percussionist & Singer
* Nirupama Kotru, singer

Art, Design & Painting

* Manohar Kaul
* Kuldeep Khosa
* Ratan Parimoo, Art historian and painter
* Moti Dar General, Vice-Chief of Army Staff

Fiction, Poetry, Essays

* Dina Nath "Nadim" Kaul, Poet
* Bimla Raina, Poet
* Krishna Hutheesing
* Santha Rama Rau, Writer
* Pareneeta Khar, Novelist
* Nayantara Sahgal, Novelist
* Chandrakanta (author), Novelist
* Manju Kak, Short-story writer
* Hari Kunzru, Novelist

Scholars and Writers

* Pandit Govind Ram Kabu, Educationist, Ex MLA Baramulla(J&k)
* Prof. Somnath Dhar, Diplomat, writer and a world class intellect with great depth.
* Balji Nath Pandit, Sanskrit and Shaivism
* P.N. Kaul Bamzai, Historian
* Triloki Nath Madan, Sociologist
* Braj Kachru, English professor and linguist
* Ravinder Kumar, Historian
* Giridhari Lal Pandit, Historian of science
* M L Kabu, Educationist, Awardee President's Medal
* Lalita Pandit, Literature
* Shakti Kak, Economics
* Jaishree Odin, Literature
* MotiLal Saqi, Poet and Philosopher
* Jankinath Kaul 'Kamal', Indologist
* Dinanath Yaksh, Eminent Sanskritist
* Nilkanth Gurtu, Eminent Sanskritist and Saiva Scholar
* Mrinal Kaul, Indologist, Sanskritist & Manuscriptologist [http://mrinalkaul.art.officelive.com]

Public Service

* Rameshwari Nehru
* Dhanvanthi Rama Rau, 1893-1987, Planned parenthood
* Kashyap Bandhu
* S.L Bhat IAS : Was DC kashmir.Presently in the Home Ministry.

Mr. B.K Zutshi( IAS) : Served in Rajasthan State government as Finance seceratary.Then deputed to Central Govt ( Ministry of Finance).India`s permanent Representative at GATT & WTO.

Scientists

* Late Dr. Arun Fotedar. leader in cancer research
* Prof. Hari K Koul Professor and Director of Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver-CO-USA
* Prof. Dr. Dev Prasad (D.P.) Zutshi, Internationally Recognized Ecologist.
* Dr. M. L. Madan, Veterinarian, Scientist, Administrator. Vice Chancellor (Akola and Mathura Universities); Deputy Director General (DDG)- Animal Sciences, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR); Joint Director, National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI). Creator of World's First IVF Buffalo Calf.
* Master Samsar Chand Kaul (-1978), Environmentalist, Teacher and First Ornithologist of Asia.
* Prof. Dr. Chand Kumar Atal (Dr.C.K.Atal), Former Director, R.R.L., Jammu And Kashmir (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under Govt of India), United Nations Consultant (UNIDO), Art critic and collector.
* Dr. Triloki Nath Khoshoo, Botanist/cytogenetist. Prof. Panjab University, Director, National Botanical Gardens, Lucknow, Secretary of Energy, Government of India.
* Dr. P.K.Kaw, Dr. Predhiman Kaw (1948-) is an Indian plasma physicist, who is currently the director of the Institute for Plasma Research.
* Dr. Bharat Chattoo, Senior Professor, Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology Centre, M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda; Founder Vice Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu.
* Dr. Ashok Raina Supervisory Research Entomologist, US Department of Agriculture. Discovered a strain of Metarhizium anisopliae (C4-B, patent pending) and two nematodes, Rhabditis rainai n. sp. and Panagrolaimus sp. from FST.
* Subhash Kak, Delaune Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Louisiana State University
* Dr. Moti Lal Dhar (Padma Shri), Director, RRL Lucknow. A brilliant scientist and an organizer of science in India.
* Dr. S. K. Tangnu, Internationally Recognized Bio-Chemist .Various Research Papers in field .Phd from IIT Delhi,PD from Berkeley California .
* Dr. Autar Mattoo, Eminent Plant Physiologist, Winner of US Department of Agriculture's Senior Scientist of Year.

References

Mr. M.K Zutshi ( IRS) ... Retired as Chairman Central Board of Excise of customs( CBEC). Promoted as Special seceratary by GOI and special recommendation by Mr. Jaswant Singh .

See also

* Kashmiri Pandit


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