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GUPTA (/ˈɡuːptə/ ; Devanagari
Devanagari
: गुप्त) is a common surname of Indian origin.

According to some academics, the name Gupta is derived from Sanskrit Goppti, meaning 'protector' or 'governor'. According to historian R. C. Majumdar , the surname Gupta was adopted by several different communities in northern and eastern India
India
at different times. In modern north India, the surname Gupta is used mainly by the Vaishya Baniya communities, particularly those belonging to Varshney, Rauniyar, Agarwal, Mahur, Barnwal, Khandelwal, Jaiswal, Teli, Arya Vaishya, Mahajan, Mahawar, Maheshwari, Patwa, Kasuadhan, Lashkari and Mathur Vaishya sub-castes. In eastern India, the Gupta surname is used by the Baidya community of West Bengal
West Bengal
and is often double-barrelled with other surnames like Sengupta , Dasgupta and Duttagupta.

CONTENTS

* 1 List of people with the name Gupta

* 1.1 Monarchs * 1.2 Academics * 1.3 In business and management * 1.4 In entertainment * 1.5 In judiciary * 1.6 In journalism * 1.7 In literature * 1.8 In politics * 1.9 In sports

* 2 See also * 3 References

LIST OF PEOPLE WITH THE NAME GUPTA

MONARCHS

* Maharaja Sri-Gupta , founder of the Gupta Empire
Gupta Empire
* Ghatotkacha (Gupta Ruler) , father of Chandragupta I * Chandragupta I
Chandragupta I
, first Gupta emperor * Samudragupta
Samudragupta
* Chandragupta II
Chandragupta II
, also known as Chandragupta Vikramaditya * Kumaragupta I
Kumaragupta I
* Skandagupta
Skandagupta
, last Gupta emperor * Vishnugupta (Gupta Empire)
Vishnugupta (Gupta Empire)
* Budhagupta
Budhagupta

ACADEMICS

* Brahmagupta , Indian mathematician and astronomer * Neena Gupta , Indian mathematician * Devendra Prasad Gupta , Indian academician and a former vice chancellor of Ranchi University. * Akhil Gupta , professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the field of social and cultural anthropology * Amar Gupta , professor and scientist * Amlan Das Gupta , Indian professor of English in Jadavpur University, Kolkata * M K Das Gupta , Indian professor and scientist * Anil Kumar Gupta , Delhi based professor and policy expert on environment, climate change and disasters * Modadugu Vijay Gupta , Indian biologist * Narmada Prasad Gupta * S. P. Gupta , Indian archaeologist and art historian * Suraj N. Gupta , Indian-American physicist * M. G. Gupta , Urdu poet and research scholar * Arvind Gupta
Arvind Gupta
, 13th President of the University of British Columbia * Arvind Gupta
Arvind Gupta
, Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science

IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

* Mahendra Mohan Gupta , owner of the Dainik Jagran group of Hindi newspapers * N. C. Sen Gupta , eleventh Governor of the Reserve Bank of India * Nilesh Gupta (born 1973/74), Indian businessman, managing director of Lupin Limited * Raj Gupta , CEO and president of Rohm and Haas * Rajat Gupta , United Nations special advisor on management reforms, former director of Goldman Sachs and former head of McKinsey Consulting * Rajiv Gupta (technocrat) , general manager of Hewlett Packard's E-speak project * S. K. Gupta , vice president of Lockheed Martin Corporation * Vinod Gupta , chairman and CEO of infoUSA *