Capildeo family

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Capildeo family
Sogee Capildeo Maharaj with 9daughters 2sons.jpg
Ethnicity Awadhi-Bhojpuri Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonian
Current region Chaguanas, Caroni County, Trinidad and Tobago and other parts of Trinidad and Tobago, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America
Etymology From Capil Deo Dubey; Capil Deo translation from Hindi and Sanskrit is Master of the Sun in English
Place of origin Mahadeva Dubey Village, Baratgara Tehsil, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Purvanchal, North-Western Provinces, British India (present-day Mahadeva Dubey Village, Baratgara Tehsil, Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Members Pundit Capil Deo Dubey, Soogee Capildeo, Rudranath Capildeo, Simbhoonath Capildeo, Surendranath Capildeo, Vahni Capildeo, Droapatie Capildeo, V. S. Naipaul, Shiva Naipaul, and Neil Bissoondath
Connected members Seepersad Naipaul and Nadira Naipaul
Connected families Gobin family, Naipaul family, Bissoondath family, Maraj family
Traditions Sanātanī Hinduism
Estate(s) Anand Bhavan (आनंद भवन; Mansion of Bliss) a.k.a. The Lion House, Main Road Chaguanas, Caroni County, Trinidad and Tobago

The Capildeo family is an Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonian family of politicians and writers. The most notable members are 2001 Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul and mathematician and politician Rudranath Capildeo. The ancestral home of the Capildeo family is known as Anand Bhavan ("The Lion House")[1] and is in Chaguanas, Caroni County, Trinidad and Tobago. No one today knows how the name Kapil transformed into Capildeo. It is possible that Kapil added dev, meaning God, from his village's name of Mahadeva Dubey to his name. Transliteration from Hindi to English was not well developed in the 19th century and words were spelt differently then from the way they are now. Thus, Kapil was changed to Capil and dev to deo, giving Kapil's descendants the surname of Capildeo.

Family tree[edit]

  • Pt. Raghunath Dubey
    • Pt. Capil Deo Dubey a.k.a. Pundit Capildeo (1873 – 1926)= Soogee Capildeo (née Gobin) (1880 – 1952) (daughter of Bharat Gobinda and Minnie Gobin)
      • Droapatie Naipaul (née Capildeo) (1913 –1991) = Seepersad Naipaul (1906 –1953)
      • Simbhoonath Capildeo (1914 – 1990) = Indradai Capildeo (née Ramoutar) (1920 – 2009)
        • Sita Capildeo (1936 – ) = Watson 'Mac' Laetsch
        • Devendranath Capildeo (1938 – 2003) = Leila Capildeo (née Bissoondath)
          • Kavi Capildeo (1969 – ) = Ratna Capildeo (née Byragie)
            • Tej Capildeo
            • Kovid Capildeo
          • Vahni Capildeo (1973 – ) = David Simon Groiser (marriage dissolved)
        • Surendranath Capildeo (1940 – 2016) = Shakti Capildeo (née Maraj)
          • Preeti Capildeo
          • Priya Capildeo
    • Rudranath Capildeo (1920 – 1970) = Ruth Capildeo (née Goodchild)
        • Rudy Capildeo = Sandra Capildeo (née Melough)
          • Jamie Capildeo - Nina Capildeo (Goswami)

Tatiana Loveday Capildeo and Montague Cato Capildeo

        • Rudy Capildeo = Rita Lucia Capildeo (née Campolini)
          • Rudy Charles Capildeo
          • Lucy Capildeo
          • Joseph Capildeo
          • Oliver Capildeo
      • Rudranath Capildeo (1920 – 1970) = Shirley Capildeo (née Gasteen) (1933 – 2007)
        • Anne Saraswati Gasteen Macdonald (née Capildeo) = Ken Macdonald
          • Andrew Neil Gasteen Macdonald
          • Catherine Louise Capildeo Macdonald
      • Dhan Permanand (née Capildeo) = Ramnarine Permanand
        • Owad Permanand
      • Rajdaye Maharaj (née Capildeo) (1900 – 1944) = Aiknath Ramcharan Maharaj (1896 – 1960)
      • Kalawatee Capildeo
      • Ahilla Capildeo
      • Beena Capildeo
      • Tara Capildeo
      • Kunta Capildeo
      • Ramdoolarie Capildeo