Sharma

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Sharma is a common surname among Brahmins in India and Nepal. The Sanskrit stem śarman- (nom. śarmā) can mean 'joy', 'comfort', 'happiness'.[1]

An alternative English spelling of the name used in the city of Varanasi and the Indian states of Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala is "Sarma". Some Assamese people also use Sarmah.[2]

According to Indian sociologist, S. Devadas Pillai "The suffix Sharma indicates that the chanter is a Brahman..."[3]

People[edit]

Notable people with the surname Sharma include:

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  • Gokul Sharma (born 1985), Indian cricketer playing for Assam

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  • Neha Sharma (born 1987), Indian film actress and model
  • Nia Sharma (born 1990), Indian television actress

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  • Umang Sharma (born 1989), Indian cricketer playing for Uttar Pradesh

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Monier-Williams, Monier (1899), A Sanskrit-English dictionary : etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press 
  2. ^ Assamese Surnames. Languageinindia.com (2003-04-04). Retrieved on 2011-10-20.
  3. ^ S. Devadas Pillai (1 January 1997). Indian sociology through Ghurye, a dictionary. Popular Prakashan. pp. 342–. ISBN 978-81-7154-807-1. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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