List of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins
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Goud Saraswat Brahmins (GSB) have made significant contribution to a variety of fields like literature, business, sports, cinema, law, etc. The following is list of notable individuals belonging to GSB community (including its sub-communities)
Government and law
- Manohar Parrikar, Indian politician & current Defence Minister of India. He is a metallurgical engineering graduate from IIT Bombay
- Suresh Prabhu, Indian politician & current Railway Minister of India. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession.
- Sir B. N. Rau, jurist (was judge on International Court in the Hague and President of United Nations Security Council. Prepared the original draft of Constitution of India. Also drafted Constitution of Burma (Myanmar) in 1947.)
- Justice K. T. Telang (1850-1892) Judge Bombay High Court & Youngest Vice Chancellor of Bombay University. Exceptional legal mind, Educationist, Scholar of Sanskrit
Education & Literature
- Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, popularly known as Pu. La. Deshpande, a notable writer and humorist. He was also an accomplished film and stage actor, music composer, harmonium player, singer, and orator.
- Rashtrakavi M Govinda Pai, one of the greatest Kannada poets. Was fluent in 25 languages.
- Anant Pai (1929-2011), fondly known as Uncle Pai, was an Indian educationalist and a pioneer in Indian comics.
- Suryanath U. Kamath (1937-2015), was an Indian historian who served as the Chief Editor of the Karnataka State Gazetteer from 1981 to 1995.
- Dr Hari Krishna Kamath, famous Ayurveda teacher from Kerala.
- K. V. Kamath, chief of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries. He has served as Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, India's largest private bank and as the Chairman of Infosys Limited, the second-largest Indian IT services company.
- Sachin Tendulkar, former Indian cricketer and captain. He is the first and only sportsperson to receive the Bharat ratna, india's highest civilian honour.
- Dilip Sardesai- Former Indian test Cricketer
Entertainment & Media
- "Sachin Tendulkar and CNR Rao conferred Bharat Ratna". The Times of India. 4 February 2014. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- "CNR Rao, Sachin receive Bharat Ratna". The Hindu. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.