Gupta

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Gupta (/ˈɡptə/; Devanagari: गुप्ता) is a common surname of Indian origin.

According to some academicians, the name Gupta is derived from Sanskrit goptri, meaning 'protector' or 'governor'.[1] According to prominent historian R. C. Majumdar, the surname Gupta was adopted by several different communities in northern and eastern India at different times.[2]

Communities[edit]

Unlike other Indian surnames, the surname Gupta has been adopted by various different communities across India irrespective of their caste.

In northern India, the surname Gupta is used mainly by the Vaish communities, particularly those belonging to Agarwal, Tailik Mahor, Barnwal, Kanu, Khandelwal, Jaishwal, Mahajan, Mahawar, Maheshwari, Kasuadhan,Lashkari, sub castes.[3]

Additionally, the surname Gupta is adopted by some other communities in other parts of the Indian subcontinent:

  • The Guptas from the West Bengal belong to the Vaidya (physician) Brahmin community, and are related to the Sengupta and Dasgupta communities of Bengal who are also Vaidyas.
  • Telis also use the Gupta surname.[4]
  • Gomathis and Chettys (Andhra Pradesh) also use Guptha added along with a surname
  • Like Gomathis, who are of Dravidian descent, Kayasthas also use the title Guptha.

List of people with the name Gupta[edit]

Monarchs[edit]

Academics[edit]

  • Akhil Gupta, professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the field of social and cultural anthropology
  • Amar Gupta, professor and scientist
  • Amlan Das Gupta, Indian professor of English in Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • M K Das Gupta, Indian professor and scientist
  • Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Indian biologist
  • S. P. Gupta, Indian archaeologist and art historian
  • Suraj N. Gupta, Indian-American physicist
  • Avnesh Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor/Economist, University of Delhi

In business and management[edit]

  • Mahendra Mohan Gupta, owner of the Dainik Jagran group of Hindi newspapers
  • N. C. Sen Gupta, eleventh Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
  • Raj Gupta, CEO and president of Rohm and Haas
  • Rajat Gupta, United Nations special advisor on management reforms, former director of Goldman Sachs and former head of McKinsey Consulting
  • Rajiv Gupta, general manager of Hewlett Packard's E-speak project
  • S. K. Gupta, vice president of Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Vinod Gupta, chairman and CEO of infoUSA
  • Subodh Gupta, chairman and CEO of HemtroN Lightings,www.rouniyar.com,Rouniyar Sewa Sansthan Delhi
  • Vikas Gupta, head of consumer payments division of Google

In entertainment[edit]

In journalism[edit]

In literature[edit]

In politics[edit]

In sports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GUPTA - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Gupta Genealogy. Genealogy.about.com (2013-07-14). Retrieved on 2013-07-18.
  2. ^ Majumdar, Ramesh Chandra; Anant Sadashiv Altekar (1986). Vakataka Gupta Age: circa 200–550 A.D. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 126. ISBN 81-208-0026-5. 
  3. ^ Sharma, Tej Ram (1978). Personal and Geographical Names in the Gupta. Concept Publishing Company. 
  4. ^ Teli use surname Gupta