Thakur (Bengali surname)

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Thakur[1] (ঠাকুর), thākura ben are the words derived from the Sanskrit word thakkura (ठक्कुर) san means Administrator or Jamindaar.[2] Used in term of respect – chief, lord, master.[3] Name of a Kshatriya family in Bengal which members have anglicised as Tagore.[4] Thakur as a Bengali surname derived from "Thakurmashai" or ‘holy sir’ for any Bengali Brahmins and also for someone of high spiritual esteem. The surname was given out of respect for any Kshatriya family earlier who used to hold a different title (surname) like Tagore .

Thakur is also an Indian feudal and colonial title in Hindi.

People with surname Thakur[edit]

Here is a note of notable people with surname "Thakur"

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