- Anavil Brahmin
Anavil Brahmin is one of the sub-castes of
Brahmin caste. Anavil Brahmins are from and the majority of them are still located in the area including Valsad Districtand Surat Districtin south Gujarat. Other Brahmin sub-castes like Anavil Brahminsare Bhumihar Brahmins, Chitpawan Brahmins, Namboothiri Brahmins, Niyogi Brahmins, Havyak Brahminsand Tyagi Brahminsbecause of tracing their origin to the descendants of Parashuramaand Brahmarshi Vishvamitraaccording to mythology.
One of the widely known personalities is Mr.
Morarji Desai, former prime minister of India.
Notable Anavil Brahmins
Swami Sahajanand SaraswatiDandi Sanyasi of Dashnami Order; eminent nationalist; peasant leader; writer and scholar in Sanskrit, Hindiand English.
Morarji Desai, Former prime minister of India
Mahadev Desai, close associate of Mahatma Gandhi
Manmohan Desai, famous film producer & director.
A.M. Naik, MD Larsen and Toubro
Rodger Desai, producer
H.K. Desai, CEO & Chairman of QLogic Co. USA
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