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Gupta (/ˈɡuːptə/; Devanagari: गुप्त) is a common surname of Indian origin. According to some academics, the name Gupta is derived from Goptri, meaning 'protector' or 'governor'.[1] According to historian R. C. Majumdar, the surname Gupta was adopted by several different communities in northern and eastern India
India
at different times.[2] In modern north India, the surname Gupta is used mainly by the Vaishya Baniya communities, particularly those belonging to Varshney, Rauniyar, Agarwal ( or gahoi), Mahur, Barnwal, Khandelwal, Jaiswal,Arya Vaishya, Mahajan, Mahawar, Maheshwari, Patwa, Kasuadhan,sanmani,Lashkari and Mathur Vaishya
Vaishya
sub-castes.[3] 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.[citation needed]

Contents

1 Geographical distribution 2 List of people with the name Gupta

2.1 Monarchs 2.2 Academics 2.3 In business and management 2.4 In entertainment 2.5 In judiciary 2.6 In journalism 2.7 In literature 2.8 In politics 2.9 In sports

3 See also 4 References

Geographical distribution[edit] As of 2014, 89.6% of all known bearers of the surname Gupta were residents of India. 3.0% were residents of Nepal
Nepal
and 2.2% residents of Bangladesh. In India, the frequency of the surname was higher than national average in the following states and union territories:[4]

1. Delhi
Delhi
(1: 48) 2. Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir
(1: 124) 3. Sikkim
Sikkim
(1: 172) 4. Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
(1: 214) 5. Chandigarh
Chandigarh
(1: 235) 6. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(1: 257) 7. Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand
(1: 260) 8. Bihar
Bihar
(1: 278) 9. Haryana
Haryana
(1: 295) 10. Maharashtra
Maharashtra
(1: 341)

List of people with the name Gupta[edit] Monarchs[edit]

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

Academics[edit]

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
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, 13th President of the University of British Columbia Arvind Gupta, Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science

In business and management[edit]

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 Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta
(businessman), Indian civil servant Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta
(director), Alstom Grid Subodh Gupta, chairman and CEO of HemtroN Lightings, www.rouniyar.com, Sewa Sansthan Delhi Vikas Gupta, head of consumer payments division of Google Pankaj Gupta, President & CEO of Amtel, Inc. Gupta family, well known South African family with significant business interests whose most notable members are the brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta

In entertainment[edit]

Aditi Gupta, Indian television actress Anil Gupta, British writer and producer (radio and television) Buddhadev Das Gupta, Indian classical sarod musician and teacher Neena Gupta, Indian film and television actress Rajendra Gupta, actor in cinema for good character roles. Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian film director and script writer Rohit Gupta, American Film director Puja Gupta, winner of Miss India
India
Universe in 2007 Tanika Gupta, British playwright of Indian origin Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta
(director), Bollywood director Yana Gupta, Indian model-actress of Czech origin Dr. Sanjay Gupta, American teleneurosurgeon and CNN senior medical correspondent Esha Gupta, Femina Miss India
India
International title in 2007, Indian film actress Akshat Gupta, Indian television actor

In judiciary[edit]

Deepak Gupta, a judge of the Supreme Court of India
India
and former Chief Justice of the Tripura and the Chhattisgarh High Courts Rajiv Gupta, former Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand
and Kerala High Courts

In journalism[edit]

Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of Indian Express

In literature[edit]

Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian Hindi poet Baldev Raj Gupta, Indian writer Ishwar Chandra Gupta, Indian Bengali poet and writer Jagadish Gupta, Bengali poet and writer Mahendranath Gupta, Indian spiritual writer and disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Shashibhusan Dasgupta, Bengali scholar in philosophy, languages and literature

In politics[edit]

Banarsi Das Gupta, former Chief Minister of Haryana Chandra Bhanu Gupta, served three terms as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ram Prakash Gupta, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
and Governor of Madhya Pradesh Indrajit Gupta, Indian Communist leader, Union Minister for Home Affairs during 1996-98 Dr. Asim Dasgupta, former Finance and Excise Minister of West Bengal Shyama Charan Gupta, Indian politician Badal Gupta, Indian revolutionary Dinesh Gupta, Indian revolutionary Ram Prakash Gupta, Indian social worker and participant in the Indian Independence movement and Bhoodan movement Manmath Nath Gupta, Indian revolutionary and author of autobiographical, historical and fictional books in Hindi, English and Bengali Niranjan Sen Gupta, Indian revolutionary Nolini Kanta Gupta, Indian revolutionary, linguist, scholar, critic, poet, philosopher and mystic Chaman Lal Gupta, Minister in Vajpayee Government (BJP)

In sports[edit]

Abhinn Shyam Gupta, Indian badminton player Pankaj Gupta, Indian sports administrators Sandip Gupta, Kenyan cricketer Abhijeet Gupta, Indian chess player

See also[edit]

Vishnugupta (other)

References[edit]

^ GUPTA - Surname
Surname
Meaning Origin for the Surname
Surname
Gupta Genealogy. Genealogy.about.com (2013-07-14). Retrieved on 2013-07-18. ^ Majumdar, Ramesh Chandra; Anant Sadashiv Altekar (1986). Vakataka Gupta Age: circa 200–550 A.D. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 126. ISBN 81-208-0026-5.  ^ Sharma, Tej Ram (1978). Personal and Geographical Names in the Gupta. Concept Publishing Company.  ^ Gupta Su

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