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For other uses, see Chopra (disambiguation). For people named Chopra, see Chopra (surname).
Religions Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Jain
Languages Punjabi, Rajasthani and Hindi
Populated States Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and other parts of Northern India
Subdivisions none

Chopra (Punjabi: ਚੋਪਰਾ, Hindi: चौपड़ा, IAST: chopṛa) is a clan name found in Jain, Punjabi Khatris.

Etymology and historical references[edit]


Chopra is a Jain clan and belongs to Rajasthan.


Chopra is a Punjabi Khatri clan and belongs to the Bara-Ghar (12 House) Khatri section.

The earliest reference to this family name dates back to around 400 AD. One of the important characters of a famous Punjabi legend, "Raja Rasalu", is minister Mahita Chopra. Most scholars agree that Raja Rasalu is a historical figure that ruled from Sialkot and lived sometime between 400 and 500 AD. If this is true, then the Chopra family name developed by that time.

Other references are more recent. The father and son pair of the Diwan Sawan Mal and Mul Raj Chopra were successive governors of Multan under Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the early 1800s.

Notable Chopras[edit]

See also[edit]