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Rathi, Rathee or Rath is a gotra of mainly Gurjars, Rajputs, Jats and Yaduvanshi Ahirs found in Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Madhya Pradesh, India and in Lahore, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujarat, Kasur, Shakargarh, Narowal, in Pakistan. In earlier times Rathis were found in Kashmir too. Rathi is also used as a title in the Maheshwari community of Rajasthan. Rathis are now a trading and business community in Rajasthan State. The Rathi gotra originated from Rajasthan.
In the Hathigumpha inscription, King Kharavela of Odisha is stated to have defeated the Rathikas and Bhojakas, i.e. Rathis and Bhojas, in the fourth year of his reign. Their royal insignia was an umbrella. They were at that time in Central India (East Malwa). The inscription of Kharavela says that Rathis and Bhojas, "were abandoned by good Brahmans", obviously because they were conquerors and they had not accepted the orthodox ideas of those priests. They had their own priests called Magas or Bhojas, after they settled in Bhoja County.
Distribution in Punjab 
They are found in Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab. Rathi have a population 2,550 in Patiala district. In Haryana, they are concentrated in the Bulandshahr UP Jhajjar,Sonipat and Rohtak districts (the villages of Bhaproda, Kharar, Asandha, kultana, Bahadurgarh, Sankhol, Rajpur, Maina). Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in Uttarakhand have a sizeable Rathi presence.
Notable persons 
Sandesh Rathi is working with Pace Micro Technology had contributed heavily in the field of telecommunication. Avinash Singh Rathi is an Indian IT company Enterpreneur who founded Avi IT Solutions (www.aviitsolutions.com). They work on commercial as well as OpenSources. They are promoting OpenSources and contributing Opensource packages.
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