Tyagi is a surname and historically a Brahmin caste. Tyagi people are now mostly engaged in farming and do not offer priestly services. The name Tyagi is prevalent in both Hindu and Muslim communities. Community members who converted to Islam are known as Muslim Tyagis and as Mulla Brahmin, Musalman Taga, Mahesra and Moolay Taga.
Notable people bearing the Tyagi name, who may or may not be affiliated to the aforementioned communities, include:
- Anil Kumar Tyagi, vice-chancellor of Indraprastha University, Delhi
- Deep Tyagi
- K. C. Tyagi, M.P.
- Mahavir Tyagi, Revenue & Expenditure Minister, M.P. & Freedom Fighter
- Major Asaram Tyagi, Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra
- Man Singh Tyagi
- Ramavtar Tyagi, Hindi film songwriter
- Roopal Tyagi, television actress
- Shashindra Pal Tyagi, Air Chief Marshal
- Sudeep Tyagi, cricketer
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- Haryana (India). Backward Classes Commission (1990). Report of the Backward Classes Commission, 1990, Government of Haryana. Controller of Printing and Stationery. p. 105.
- Kripa Shankar Mathur, Binod C. Agrawal, Tribe, caste, and peasantry, Ethnographic & Folk Culture Society, U. P., 1974, p. 189,
... The present Hindu and Muslim Tyagis are the descendants of a common ancestor ...
- Brij Raj Chauhan, Unesco, Rural-urban articulations, A.C. Bros., 1990, ISBN 978-81-85489-01-8,
... In Saharanpur district SC Dube described the Tyagi village where half of the population is of Muslim Tyagi and the other half of the Hindu Tyagi ...
- History of origin of some clans in India, with special reference to Jats (1992), Mangal Sen Jindal, Sarup & Sons, p. 159
- Brass, Paul R. (1965). Factional Politics in an Indian State: The Congress Party in Uttar Pradesh. University of California Press.