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

According to some academics, the name Gupta is derived from Sanskrit Goptri, meaning 'protector' or 'governor'.[1] According to historian R. C. Majumdar, the surname Gupta was adopted by several different communities in northern and eastern India at different times.[2] In modern India, the surname Gupta is used mainly by the Vaishya Bania communities, particularly those belonging to Rauniyar, Agarwal, Mahur, Barnwal, Khandelwal, Jaiswal, Arya Vaishya, Mahajan, Mahawar, Maheshwari, Patwa, Kasuadhan, Lashkari and Mathur Vaishya sub castes.[3]

List of people with the name Gupta[edit]



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 (technocrat), 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
  • Sanjay Gupta (director), Alstom Grid
  • Subodh Gupta, chairman and CEO of HemtroN Lightings,,Rouniyar Sewa Sansthan Delhi
  • Vikas Gupta, head of consumer payments division of Google
  • Pankaj Gupta, President & CEO of Amtel, Inc.
  • Gupta family, a well known South African family with significant business interests whose most notable members are the brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta.

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  1. ^ GUPTA - Surname Meaning | Origin for the Surname Gupta Genealogy. (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.