List of people from Rajasthan


List of people from Rajasthan

This is a list of famous and notable people from Rajasthan, India. This would include persons who are known to a large number of people and is not based on the extent of their popularity. Neither is the list viewed from the context of the present. Their fame could be brief, what matters is that they were well-known during the peak of their popularity.

Award winners from Rajasthan

* Padma Vibhushan
** Naresh Chandra,2007
** Man Mohan Sharma,2001
** Kalu Lal Shrimali, 1976
** Nagendra Singh ,1973
** Daulat Singh Kothari,1973
** Mohan Sinha Mehta ,1969
** Ghanshyam Das Birla ,1957
* Padma Bhushan
**Komal Kothari, 2006
**Vijay Shankar Vyas, 2006
**Jagat Singh Mehta, 2002
**Chitranjan Singh Ranawat, 2002 in medicine
**L. M. Singhvi,1998
**Narayan Singh Manaklao, 1991
**M.V.Mathur, 1989
**Natwar Singh,1984
**Jhabar Mal Sharma, 1982
**Bhogilal Pandya, 1976
**Ratan Shastri,1975
** Narayandas Malkani, 1973
** Lt Gen Sagat Singh,1972
**Gokulbhai Bhatt, 1971
**Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar,1968
**Manikya Lal Varma, 1965
**Daulat Singh Kothari,1962
**Rao Raja Hanut Singh, 1958
*Padma Shri
** Vijaydan Detha,2007
**Kanhaiyalal Sethia, 2004
**Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, 2002
**Kailash Sankhala,The Tiger Man Of India ,1992
**Sriram Singh Shekhawat, in 1992
**Hisam-ud-din Usta, 1986 , arts
** Rani Lashmi Kumari Chundawat,1984
**Kripal Singh Shekhawat,1974
**Allah Jilai Bai, 1982
**Shree Lal Joshi
**Raghubir Singh,1983
**Kudrat Singh,1988
**P. K . Sethi
**Mohammed Tayab Khan, craftmanship, 2001
**Dr Sheetal Raj Mehta,for medicine in 1985
**Dr. Veer Singh Mehta, 2005
**Mag Raj Jain, 1989, social work
**Purushottam Das,1984,Arts
**Ram Gopal Vijayvargiya, 1984, painting
** Dafadar Raghubir Singh (Equestrian),1983
** Sita Ram Lalas, 1977, literature
**Vijay Singh, 1972, civil service
**Khailshanker Durlabhji, 1971, trade and industry
**Yudhvir Singh, 1971, social work
**Surya Deo Singh, 1971, social work
**Ratna Fabri, 1970,arts-music
**Narayan Singh, IPS,1970
**Devi Lal Samar, 1968, arts
**Sis Ram Ola,for social work in 1968
**Chandi dan, 1967, science and technology
**Hanumanbax Kanoi,1965, trade and industry
**Krishna Chandra Shukla,1964,literature
**Shridhar Sharma,1962,medicine
**Bhagwat Simha Mehta,1961, civil service
**Muni Jin Vijayaji,1961, literature
**Ratan Shastri,1955
**Sudhir Tailang
*Magsaysay Award
**Rajendra Singh
**P. K . Sethi
*Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship award
**Ram Gopal Vijayvargiya

Gallantry honors

Param Vir Chakra

*CHM Piru Singh Shekhawat
*Major Shaitan Singh Bhati

Maha Vir Chakra

*Brigadier Bhawani Singh of Jaipur
*Lt. Col Kishan Singh Rathore (Ghadsisar, Bikaner)
*Brigadier Udai Singh Inda (1962)
*Lt. Gen. Hanut Singh Rathore (Jasol), 1971
*Brigadier Raghubir Singh Rajawat
*Air Commodore Chandan Singh (Also Veer Chakra)
*Major Balwan Singh, Kargil War
*Subedar Major Sukh Singh Shekhawat (1946)
*Lance Naik Nahar Singh Jhala (1986)

Ashoka Chakra

* Subedar Lal Singh Rathore (Ranerav-Jodhpur)
* Defedar Sultan Singh Rathore (Mamdola-Didwana)
* Subedar Sajjan Singh Rathore, 13 Kamoan (Bikaner)
* Capt. Mahendra Singh Tanwar, Raj Riff (Sikar)
* 2nd Lt. Puneet Nath Dutt, Jaipur

Kirti Chakra

* Captain Karni Singh Rathore (Later on Promoted to Colonel) Lakhau Churu
* Havaldar Amar Singh Rathore (Ramdawas, Jodhpur)
* Suberdar Ummaid Singh Rathore (Kuliyana, Parbatsar, Nagaur)
* Brig. Ransher Singh Ranawat (Kankarwa, Mewar) 1971 war
* Major James Thomas,10 sikh lite infantry. Bikaner, died in Poonch sector on 28 Jan.2006.

Shaurya Chakra

*Arvind Kumar Burdak, (Palthana, Sikar)
*Subedar Bhiwa Ram Bajiya (Lampua, Sikar)
*Haviladar Chatra Singh (Devatu-Shergarh)
*Sargent Jagmal Singh (Kalwatoki Dhani, Barmer)
*Captain Harendra Singh Rathore (Ramganj, Ajmer)
*Major Bhupendra Singh Rathore, 14 grenadiers (Hanumangarh)*Lt.Colonel Saurabh Singh Shekhawat, 21 Para (Special Forces);Dhani Daulat Singh, Bansur, Alwar
*Ranveer Singh Jhala, (Delwara)
*Ranveer Singh Shekhawat, 20 Sikh, Operation Mizoram, (Bikaner)

Vir Chakra

*Shish Ram Gill - 8th Jat Regiment
*Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja
*Dhan Singh Bajiya (Lampua, Sikar)
*Rajiq Khan, 5 Grenadiers, (Bikaner), 1971
*Major G.S. Jhala (19 Grenadiers)
*Lt. Col. Govind Singh Shekhawat (Khudi, Sikar)
*Nayak Gokul Singh Rathore (Chitai, Parbatsar)
*Jamadar Chotu Singh (Devari)
*Brigadier Jagmal Singh Rathore, 19 Grenadiers (Garabdesar, Bikaner)
*Col. Naval Singh Rajawat
*Captain Narpat Singh Rathore (Raniya, Jodhpur)
*Brigadier Bagh Singh Rathore (Bikaner)
*Havaldar Bhanwar Singh (Roda Nokha, Bikaner)
*Brigabier Mahaveer Singh (Uncha, Chittorgarh)
*Col. Megh Singh Rathore (Khariya, Bilada, Jodhpur)
*Lt. Col. Sumer Singh Shekhawat (Gangiasar, Jhunjhunu)
*Col. Shayamveer Singh Rathore (Kota)
*Brigadier Hamir Singh
*Lance Naik Bhanwar Singh Jhala, 18 Raj Rif (badi sadri,Mewar)
*Lance Naik Bhanwar Singh Rathore, 18 Raj Rif (Rata, Bikaner)
*Major Jai Singh, 13 Grenadiers (Thelasar, Churu) also Sena Medal, President Police Medal
*Major Puran Singh, 13 Grenadiers, (Bikaner), 1965
*Jagmal Singh Rathore, 13 Grenadiers, (Bikaner), 1971
*S.P Deen Dayal Sharma (Bikaner,1958)
*dy comdt chandan singh chandel(BSF)(godras, nagore)

Sena Medal

*Lt. Col. Sumer Singh Shekhawat (Gangiasar, Jhunjhunu)
*Brig. J.S. Shekhawat (Luhakana)
*Brig. Ransher Singh Ranawat (Kankarwa, Mewar) 1971 Indo-Pak war
*Major Zameer Khan (Jabasar,Jhunjhunu) Jat Regiment*Lt.Colonel Saurabh Singh Shekhawat 21 para special forces (Dhani Daulat Singh, Tehsil : Bansur, Dist: Alwar)

Police medal

*Jagmal singh Rathore RPS,
*Ajeet Singh Shekhawat IPS,
*Balu Singh RPS,
*Deen Dayal Sharma RPS

Politics

ee also

*List of Lok Sabha members from Rajasthan
*List of Rajya Sabha members from Rajasthan
*List of ministers in Government of Rajasthan

Vice President of India

*Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

Governors of other states

*Hari Dev Joshi
*Mohan Lal Sukhadia (Governor of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh)
*Mohammed Usman Arif
*Sadiq Ali
*Nawal Kishore Sharma
*Sunder Singh Bhandari
*Lt. Gen. K. Bhadur Singh (retd.)
*Lt Gen (Retd) Ajai Singh, PVSM, A VSM, governor of Assam
*Arvind Dave
*Banwari Lal Joshi
*Shiv Charan Mathur

Chief ministers

*Vasundhara Raje Scindia, First woman chief minister of the state (2003-)
*Heera Lal Shastri
*Jai Narayan Vyas
*Mohan Lal Sukhadia Longest serving Chief Minister of the state (17 years)
*Barkatullah Khan
*Hari Dev Joshi
*Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
*Jagannath Pahadia
*Hira Lal Devpura
*Shiv Charan Mathur
*Ashok Gehlot
*Tika Ram Paliwal
*Hari Shankar Bhabhra-Deputy Chief Minister

Ministers - central government

*Jaswant Singh,Former External Affairs & Finance Minister of India
*Kalyan Singh Kalvi,Former Energy Minister of India.
*Natwar Singh,Former External Affairs Minister of India
*Nathuram Mirdha
*Subhash Maharia
*Satish Chandra Agrawal
*Krishana Kumar Goyal
*Girija Vyas
*Rajesh Pilot
*Ram Niwas Mirdha
*Daulatram Saran
*Sis Ram Ola
*Nawal Kishore Sharma
*Namo Narain Meena
*Mohammed Usman Arif
*Kailash Meghwal
*Jaskaur Meena
*Kalu Lal Shrimali
*Raj Bahadur

peakers of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

*Sumitra Singh
*Poonam Chand Vishnoi
*Parasram Maderna
*Hari Shankar Bhabhra
*Maharawal Laxman Singh of Dungarpur

Others

*Rajmata Maharani Gayatri Devi,
*Mohar Singh Rathore
*Daulat Mal Bhandari
*Chaudhari Kumbharam Arya,
*Narendra Budania,
*Devi Singh Bhati

ports

Arjuna award winners

*Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the only Indian to win a silver medal in an individual event, in the Double Trap Shooting in the Athens Olympics
*Gopal Saini, in Athletics
*Sriram Singh Shekhawat, in 1992
*Maharaja Karni Singh, in Shooting, 1961
*Limba Ram, in Archery, 1991
*Salim Durani, in Cricket
*Rajyashree Kumari (daughter of Maharaja Karni Singh), in Shooting in 1968
*Bhuvaneshwari Kumari of Kota, in Shooting, in 1969
*Shyam Lal Meena, in Archery, in 1989
*Devendra Jhajharia
*R K Purohit
*Magan Singh Rajvi
*Col. K.S.Garcha Horse Polo
*Dafadar Raghubir Singh (Equestrian)
*Hanuman Singh, in Basketball, in 1975
*Ajmer Singh, in Basketball, in 1982
*Radheyshyam, in Basketball, in 1981
*Raj Kumar, Athletics

Dronacharya award winner

*Maha Singh Rao, for wrestling in 2006

Others

*Ambika Dutt Ranga, Football
*Parthasarathy Sharma, Cricket
*Hanumant Singh, Cricket
*Varsha Soni, Ladies hockey
*Vikram Solanki, Cricket
*Gajendra Singh Shaktawat, Cricket
*Gangotri Bhandari, Ladies hockey
*Abhijeet Gupta, Chess
*Krishna Poonia
*Bajranglal Takhar
*Tejraj Singh Khangarot, Handball
*Ram Niwas
*Harphool Singh
*Hari Singh, Athletics
*Rajendra Sharma
*Hameeda Bano
*Virendar Singh Poonia
*Saurabh Singh Shekhawat, Mountaineering

Business and industry

*Ghanshyam Das Birla
*Lakshmi Mittal
*Jamnalal Bajaj
*H S Ranka

Defence

* Lt. Gen. K. Bhadur Singh (retd.)
*Lt Gen (Retd) Ajai Singh, PVSM, A VSM
*Lt Gen Sagat Singh from (Village Moda), Churu district the hero of 1971 Bangladesh War
*Admiral Madhvendra Singh, 19th Chief of Indian Navy
*Admiral V.S.Shekhawat, 16th Chief of Indian Navy
*Lt General K Chiman Singh, PVSM, Raj rifles,
*Lt. Gen Kundan Singh Shekhawat (Durana) AVSM PVSM
*Lt. General Nathu Singh Rathore (Gumanpura, Dungarpur). 1st Lt. General of Indian Army
*Lt Gen Sushil Kumar (ALWAR) PVSM - 11 Gorkha Rifles
*BR.II Sumer Singh Rajpurohit (Bikaner, Rajasthan)
*Lt.Colonel Saurabh Singh Shekhawat 21 Para Special Forces (Shaurya Chakra, VSM, Sena Medal):Dhani Daulat Singh, Bansur, AlwarDistinguished Achievement - Conquered Mt. Everest thrice (years 2001 : 2003 : 2005 (led first ever women Expedition to Mt. Everest))

Judiciary and law

*Nagendra Singh, President of the International Court of Justice

Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court

See List of Chief Justices of Rajasthan High Court

*Justice Jawan Singh Ranawat
*Justice D. S. Dave
*Justice Daulat Mal Bhandari
*Justice Chand Mal Lodha

Chief Justice of Other High Courts

*Mohan Lall Shrimal
*Justice Guman Mal Lodha

Others

*Justice Kan Singh Parihar [http://www.justicekansingh.org]
*Justice Milap Chand Jain
*Justice V. S. Dave
*Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha
*L. M. Singhvi
*Justice Kaeni Singh Rathore
*Justice Narendra Mohan Kasliwal
*Sampat Singh Bhandawat
*Suresh Bhandawat
*Rajesh Balia
*Gulab Chand Kasliwal - Advocate General 1954-1970

Eminent Scholars

cientists

*Brahmagupta
*Daulat Singh Kothari
*Rajendra Singh Paroda

Medicine

*Dr P. K. Sethi
*Dr Sheetal Raj Mehta, (Retd) Prof. of Medicine, & Principal, SMS Medical College, Jaipur
*DR. Veer Singh Mehta
*Dr Shoor Veer Singh Solanki (Mali) Prof. of medicine, RNT medical college, Udaipur
*Dr Ran Vikram Singh Ranawat (Kankarwa, Mewar) Assoc Prof of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical Univ., Benghazi, Libya.

Academics

Prof V R Mehta, Former VC Delhi University

Prof Pratap Bhanu Mehta,Former Member,Knowledge Commission

Journalism

*Karpoor Chand Kulish, founder of Rajasthan Patrika

Administration

See Chief Secretaries of Rajasthan
*D.R. Mehta, ex chairman of SEBI,
*Nagendra Singh, Justice, International Court of Justice
*Gyan Prakash Pilania
*Kunwar Natwar Singh
*Jorawar Singh Jhala
* Kailash Vyas, former Managing Director, Amul

Literature

See List of winners of Sahitya Akademi Awards for writing in Rajasthani language
*Magha (poet)
*Sunderdas
*Rani Lashmi Kumari Chundawat
*Kanhaiyalal Sethia
*Nand Kishore Acharya
*Acharya Rajendrasuri
*Abdul Vaheed `Kamal'
*Vijaydan Detha
*Karni Daan singh
*Arjun Deo Charan
*Mani Madhukar
*Nain mal Jain
*Nrisingh Rajpurohit
*Narayan Singh Bhati
*Anna Ram Sudama

Arts

Folk artists

*Reshma
*Manisha Gulyani

Music

*Allah Jilai Bai
*Mehdi Hassan
*Jagjit Singh
*Z M Dagar
*Ustad Zia Fariddudin Dagar
*Rajkumar Rizvi
*Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
*Hussain brothers
*Ila Arun

Dance

*Puran Bhatt
*Gulabo
*Manisha Gulyani
*Padam Shri Maharaj Krishan Kumar

Painting

*B. G. Sharma
*Shree Lal Joshi
*Archibald Herman Muller

Art craft and handicrafts

*Kripal Singh Shekhawat, blue pottery
*Badri Lal Chitrakar,Shilp Guru award
*Mohanlal Chaturbhuj Kumhar
*Usha Rani Hooja
*Jagdish Lal Raj Soni
*Beni Ram Soni
*Goplilal B Lohar

Film industry

*Bharat Vyas
*Tarachand Barjatya (Rajshri productions)
*Om Shivpuri
*Mani Kaul (Director)
*Hasrat Jaipuri
*Jagjit Singh (singer)
*Irrfan Khan
*Asrani ( Actor )
*Mahipal
*Pinchoo Kapoor

Historians

*Thakur Deshraj
*G H Ojha
*Jhabarmal Sharma
*Dasharatha Sharma

Others

*Raj Singh Dungarpur
*Masterji Ram Chander, Creator of “Jaipur Foot”
*Hanuman Prasad Poddar
*Vaibhav Singh

Notable Rajasthani NRIs

*Lakshmi Mittal
*Reverend Kiran Sankhla
*Vikram Solanki
*Abbas Sadriwala

Independence movement

*Lothoo Nitharwal
*Sagarmal Gopa
*Bharat Pratap Singh
*Daulat Mal Bhandari
*Daulatram Saran
*Baldev Ram Mirdha
*Swami Gopal Das
*Swami Keshwanand
*Hari Singh Burdak
*Har Lal Singh
*Hanuman Singh Budania

Social reform

*Guru Jambheshwar,

Religion

*Baba Ramdevji
*Gogaji
*Pabuji
*Jambhoji
*Dadu Dayal
*Dhanna Bhagat
*Foolabai
*Karmabai
*Mirabai
*Ranabai
*Tejaji
*Swami Ramsukhdas
*Acharya Rajendrasuri
*Acharya Mahaprajna
*Muni Jayanandvijay
*Acharya Tulsi
*Paramhans Swami Maheshwaranandaji

Historical icons

*Maha Rana Pratap Singh
*Bappa Rawal
*Samrat Prithvi Raj Chauhan of Ajmer
*Pajawan or Pajjun
*Rana Sangha
*Rao Jodha
*Rao Bika
*Maharana Udai Singh
*Raja Man Singh
*Amar Singh Rathore
*Veer Durga Das Rathore
*Mirza Raja Jai Singh I
*Sawai Jai Singh II
*Badan Singh
*Rao Shekhaji
*Maharana Hammir
*Rana Kumbha
*Maharaja Jaswant Singh
*Maharaja Ganga Singh
*Maharaja Suraj Mal
*Meerabai
*Panna Dhai
*Gora and Badal
*Rani Padmini.
*Hadi Rani
*Bhamashah
* Gora and Badal
* Jaimal and Patta
* Rao Poonja Bhil

List of members of the Constituent Assembly from Rajasthan as at 14 November 1949

*V.T. Krishnamachari
*Heera Lal Shastri
*Sardar Singhjhi of Khetri
*Jaswant Singhji
*Raj Bhadur
*Manikya Lal Varma
*Gokul Lal Asava
*Ramchandra Upadhyaya
*Balwant Sinha Mehta
*Lt. Col. Apji Dalel Singh
*Jai Narayan Vyas
*Mukat Behari Lal Bhargava
*Gokulbhai Bhatt

References

*http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/debates/members.htm#RAJASTHAN

See also

*List of people by India state


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