List of Saraswats explained

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

Armed Forces

Civil Service / Police

Judiciary/Law/Taxation

Scientists

Academics

Arts/Literature

Corporate

Journalism/Media

Literature

Politics

Scholars

Sports

Internet

Miscellaneous

He 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

Figures of Historical Eminance

Catholics of Saraswat Descent

[Being Catholics now, are they still Saraswats?]

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 Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Saraswats"

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in the eighth century. (Ref:Sahyadri Khanda of Skandapurana)

Gaud Saraswat Brahmin Surnames

The list of the Surnames are distinctly icons among the GSBs, RSBs, CSBs, and Kudaldeshkars. The Surnames may necessarily accompany a prefix like:

Acharya, Advalpalkar, Ajgaonkar, Akerkar, Ambey, Aroskar, Arur, Asgaonkar, Audi, Agni

Baliga, Baokar, Barde, Basrur, Bavdekar, Betrabet, Bhale, Butt, 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, Joshi

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,Khandeparkar, 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, Nagarkatti, Naik, Namshikar, Nayak, Nerurkar, Nevrekar,

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

Rajadhyaksha, Rangnekar, Ranjalkar, Rao, Redkar, Rege

Sabnis, Sakhalkar, Sakhardande, Salgaonkar, Salgaonker, 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