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Pathak is a surname of Brahmins in North India and Nepal. Usually a surname, Pathak is a Sanskrit word and means preceptor or a person who teaches. The Pathak surname is prevalent in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Although small in numbers they are also found in Punjab, Rajasthan, Assam and West Bengal. Bhumihar Brahmins have used Pathak as their surname. The people with surname Pathak are also prevalent in Bihar and Jharkhand. Some Shakdwipi Brahmins use Pathak as their surname.

People with the surname Pathak[edit]