List of Gurjars
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Gurjar are an ethnic group in India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Alternative spellings include Gurjara, Gujar, Gurjjar and Gujjar.
The following is a partial list of notable Gurjars.
- Rajesh Pilot (1945–2000) was an Indian politician and a minister in the Government of India.He belonged to the Indian National Congress party and represented the Dausa constituency in Lok Sabha. His original name was Rajesh Bidhuri.
- Rao Kadam Singh, the Gurjar fight against the British during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.[need quotation to verify]
- Rukhsana Kausar, who received the National Bravery Award (the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak) for killing a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant at her home.
- Kirori Singh Bainsla is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army and was the leader of an Indian caste protest movement
- Uttar Pradesh District Gazetteers: Meerut. Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. 1993. p. 54.
- Sharma, Arun (1 October 2009). "Gujjars demand gallantry award for Rukhsana". Chennai, India: Thehindu.com.