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List of Iyengars

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Iyengars are a caste with origins in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Spiritual leaders

Diplomats, bureaucrats, administrators and politicians

  • J. Jayalalithaa - Indian actress and politician. [1]
  • T. S. S. Rajan (1880–1953), Indian politician and freedom-fighter. Member of the Imperial Legislative Council (1934–1936), Minister of Public Health and Religious Endowments (Madras Presidency) (1937–1939), Minister of Food and Public Health (Madras Presidency) (1946–1951)
  • P. Rajagopalachari, Dewan of Cochin from 1897 to 1901 and Travancore from 1904 or 1906 to 1914.
  • C. Vijayaraghavachariar - The Lion of South India.[2]
  • C. V. Rungacharlu (1831–1883), Indian civil servant. Diwan of Mysore kingdom from 1881 to 1883.[3]




  1. ^ "Simi Garewal - Jayalalithaa interview". 
  2. ^ Ramaswami. "C Vijayaraghavachariar, (1852-1944), President-Nagpur, 1920". Congress Sandesh. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Bhattacharya, Jogendra Nath (1896). Hindu Castes and Sects: An Exposition on the Origins of Hindu caste system. Thacker, Spink & Co. p. 78. 
  4. ^ "Sify Movies - Vasundhara Das Interview". Retrieved 3 January 2013. I’m a Tamil Hebbar girl 
  5. ^ India Today International. Living Media International Limited. 2004. p. 23.
    Hema Malini self identifies her Iyengar Brahmin ancestry, says "I'm a pukka Iyengar Brahmin...".