Top 10 Richest Caste in India

by Vikash Kumawat
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In this blog, you can identify Top 10 Richest Caste System, Top 10 Richest Citizens in India, Richest and Most Powerful Groups in India, Richest National Religion. Overall it is about India’s rich community, India’s rich caste.

There are many cultures and castes in the country and most of us live quietly and happily in India. This is the specialty of India, our country. As we all understand, there are many cases of group conflict, but we all know how to fight the divisive forces that oppose the peace and dignity of our country. Here all the groups work together and cooperate and are associated with the economic development of India. And if we are going to talk about which category is rich or which society is the richest, then let me tell you that the wealth of any caste is not based on the Forbes list. So it cannot be said exactly which group or culture is rich or poor. The wealth of a given group can be measured only if we consider the overall per capita income. Here, we evaluate the top 10 affluent communities in India by income (average) and standard of living.

1. Parsis

Many Persians traveled to India during the Muslim annexation of Persia to save their existence and Zoroastrianism. Although he was from Persia, people in our country India have started considering him as a Parsi. They are exceptionally self-confident and smart people. They worked hard and developed themselves as a prosperous community of India in terms of total revenue. Only 60,000 of the 135 crore Indians are Parsis, but 3 of the top 10 richest Indians are Parsis. They speculate in both wealth accumulation and charity.

In Parsi culture, if you get less than 100,000 in a month, you will be considered inferior. Mumbai was classified as a fishermen’s destination before the Parsis made it the financial capital of India but with their own hard work. The Zoroastrian people established businesses and several sectors that established economic growth. He is the most prominent businessman of India in the last 600 years. Today India is the fifth largest economy globally; The Parsis have played an important role in this.

Popular Parsi surnames are- Ganjawala, Daruwala, Wadia, Tata, Mistry, Bhabha, Irani, Manekshaw, Batliwala etc.

The list of the most prominent personalities of the Parsis is given below –

  • Bollywood actor Boman Irani
  • Ardeshir Godrej: Godrej Community developer
  • Homi Jehangir Bhabha-Father of the Nuclear Ambitions of India
  • Ratan Tata-TATA Group Chairperson
  • Jamsetji Tata-Father of Company in India
  • Battle Marshal Sam Manekshaw-Former Army Chief of Staff
  • SH Kapadia-Thirty-Eighth Indian Chief Justice (CJI)
  • Freddie Mercury-The lead singer of Queen’s rock band

2. Jain

Jains account for only 0.4 percent of India’s citizenry, but they fared better in Indian industrial sectors and news organizations. It continues to influence the country and industry of India by becoming one of the most prosperous, powerful and most skilled communities in India. According to the National Demographic and Health Survey, 70.6 percent of Jains are very wealthy. Only 1.5 percent of Jains in India make less than the minimum wage. The per capita income of Jains is second in India. If you question any Jain about money, most of them will agree that money is important for survival. Jains are always engaged in earning. And they are not only making money; They are still spending it on themselves and the environment. They value their income, and therefore they keep it safe and spend it carefully.

Jains have the highest prevalence of 94.1 percent in our country India.

Here, we have some prominent Jain surnames: Rupani, Jhaveri, Bhansali, Oswal, Mehta, Sarak, Gada, Doshi, etc.

Some Prominent Jain Personalities –

  • Shailesh Ranka- Founder of Ranka Jewellers Pvt Ltd.
  • Rasiklal Manikchand Dhariwal- Manikchand Group proprietor
  • Gautam Adani- Adani Group Chairman
  • Narendra Patni- Patni Computers Developer
  • Vineet Jain- MD (Managing director) of Benett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
  • Mangal Prabhat Lodha- Founder of Lodha Company
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali-Director of the Company (Bollywood)

3. Sikh

The Sikh community has played a major role in the economic, social and defense progress of the nation. Sikhs are very hardworking and devoted to their principles. They give their contribution, whether it is a corporation or a work, for a job. Sikhs are considered to be the third richest group in India if we consider per capita income. According to the Indian National Demographic and Health Survey, 59.6 percent of Sikhs are in the affluent class. The Sikh community is a group in the Indian state of Punjab. The Punjab region situated between three rivers makes it very productive. One of the reasons why the Sikh community is so prosperous is the well-maintained agricultural land with substantial agricultural production. There are also about 8 million Sikhs outside India, mainly in Canada. These NRIs (non-resident Indians) also add to the wealth of Sikhism.

Some familiar Sikh surnames are Sandhu, Gill, Grewal, Randhawa, Dhillon, Bajwa, Aujla, Sindhu, Maan, Walia, Ahluwalia, Bhullar etc.

Some of the famous Sikh personalities are listed below-

  • Khushwant Singh- Journalist
  • Arjun Singh- Ex-chief of IAF (Indian Air Force)
  • Manmohan Singh- Former Prime minister of India
  • Dara Singh- Wrestler and actor
  • Malvinder Mohan Singh- Fortis and Ranbaxy Group
  • Kuldeep Singh Dhingra- Owner of Burger paints
  • Analjit Singh- Chairman/Founder of Max India Limited
  • Ajay Banga- Chief operating officer and President of MasterCard
  • Nikki Haley- Ambassador from the United States to United Nations
  • Dharmendra Singh Deol- Bollywood Actor

4. Kayasth

Kayasthas are a separate community according to brahminical holy books, responsible for enforcing secular writings and collecting records. Kayasthas have been active in high-level government positions since medieval India, serving as leaders and advisors to Indian rulers. Kayasthas performed an important administrative duty throughout the British Raj. Already most of the Kayasthas are in a great position in the current society, and some have achieved achievement in art forms and diversified industry pastures. According to the National Health Survey, 57 percent of Kayasthas come under the wealthy class.

Here, we have some common Kayastha surnames: Saxena, Mathur, Nigam, Asthana, Karna, Surdhavja, Kulshrestha, Ambastha, Gaur, Bhatnagar, Sinha, Srivastava, etc.

Some of the popular Kayastha personalities are discussed below-

  • Subhash Chandra Bose- Freedom Fighter of India
  • Swami Vivekanand- Indian Hindu Monk
  • Raja Todar Mal- Finance minister of Emperor Akbar
  • Rajendra Prasad- First Indian President
  • Jayaprakash Narayan- Indian Politician
  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan- Writer/ Poet
  • Bhagwati Charan Verma- Writer
  • Lal Bhadur Shastri- Second Prime Minister of India
  • Munshi Prem Chandra- Writer
  • Mahadevi Verma- Poet
  • Amitabh Bachchan- Actor
  • Shatrughan Sinha- Actor

5. Brahmin

Brahmins are the topmost of the four Hindu castes, which include clergy and intellectuals. Suppose we consider Vedic documents. Brahmins were advisors to the maharajas, Mughals and army officers. Many Brahmins served as managers in the British Raj, a position they retained in post-independent India. In 1947, all the factories owned by the British were taken over by the Brahmins.

However, in present day society majority of Brahmin Caucasians are in employment, government organizations, corporations, astrology and domestic sector. In 1989, researchers reported that Brahmins comprised 70 percent of Class I officers in government services. According to the National Health Survey, 50.3 percent of Brahmins are in the rich class, 13 percent are in the lower class, and the rest are in the middle class. An important observation about Brahmins is that the Brahmin community can practice any occupation or source of livelihood. Nevertheless, no one can be a culturally prescribed cleric except a Brahmin.

Here, we discuss some of the famous Brahmin surnames:

Sharma, Bhat, Bhardwaj, Bhanot, Shukla, Upadhyay, Joshi, Tiwari, Rao, Kaul, Raina, Kumble, Devgan, Mishra, Pathak, Prasad, Dwivedi, Dixit, Kaushik etc.

Some of the famous Brahmin personalities are-

  • Bajirao (Peshwa) – Maratha Empire’s Peshwa
  • Rani Laxmi Bai – Queen of Jhansi
  • Deepika Padukone – Indian Actor
  • Shakuntala Devi – Indian Mathematician
  • Anupam Kher – Bollywood Actor
  • Pranab Mukherjee – Thirteen President of India
  • Narayan Murthy – Chairman of Infosys
  • Rabindranath Tagore – Poet/Writer
  • Vijay Mallya – Founder of Kingfisher
  • Satya Narayan Nadella – Microsoft’s CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Sunder Ranjan Pichai – CEO of Google
  • V. Rajsundran – TVS Founder

6. Banias

You already know many baniyas, but do you know why they are named baniyas? Bania, meaning dealer or business, comes from the Sanskrit word vanija or commerce. This is the reason why the Banias have a firm grip on the population calculations as they have been doing so for generations. Making a profit is in their blood, and they’ve never missed out on money-making possibilities—the bunnies concern themselves with the business 24/7.

If we tell you that 8 of the top 10 richest Indians are tradesmen; You would think that when they are only 1% of the total population of India. As per the report of the National Health Survey, 44% of the Banias belong to the affluent community.

If we look at the names of people from the organizational culture of industrial companies, we will find Patel, Gupta, Jain, Agarwal and Shah as the most common surnames.

Here, we have mentioned several other popular Baniya surnames:

Aggarwal, Maheshwari, Mittal, Goel, Lala, Jindal, Gupta, Seth, Shahu, Lodha, Mahajan, Sahukar, Oswal, Bansal, Seth, Garg etc.

There are many prominent people of Bania-

  • Narendra Modi – PM (Prime minister) of India
  • Mukesh and Anil Ambani – Reliance Group of Industries
  • Laxmi Mittal – CEO (Chief executive officer) of Arcelor group
  • Ghanshyam das Birla – Birla group
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal – Founder and chairman of Bharti enterprises/ Chairperson of International chamber of commerce
  • Uday Kotak – Executive Vice-chairman and MD (Managing Director) of Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Naresh Goyal – Businessman/ Founder and Chairman of Jet Airways
  • Mukesh Bansal – Founder of Myntra (E-commerce site) and Curefit
  • Arvind Kejriwal – CM (Chief Minister) of Delhi
  • Sachin Bansal – Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Flipkart (E-commercial site)

7. Punjabi Khatri

Punjabi Khatri refers to the culture of the Kshatriyas; Thus, they are synonymous with war, administration. Since the Khatris had been forced into commerce by the time of the Mughal Empire, they could no longer rebel against them. Since Punjabi Khatris are often hardworking individuals, they also excelled in industry and emerged as very successful businessmen. In 1947, Punjabi Khatris were significantly more educated than any other Indian caste. He knows the right strategies of the company and has never compromised on the work ethic. Hard work, dedication and intelligence made him who he is today. In more recent times, Punjabi Khatris have served as entrepreneurs, social and public sector managers, property owners and military commanders, playing a major role in the national economy.

Here, we have some Khatri surnames-

Khanna, Malhotra, Mehra, Mehta, Chopra, Gujral, Sodhi, Tondon etc.

The most popular Khatri Punjabi personalities are-

  • Raj Kapoor – Actor
  • Hrithik Roshan – Actor
  • Captain Vikram Batra – PVC (Param Veer Chakra awarded) Military Officer
  • Kalpana Chawla – Astronaut
  • Virat Kohli – Captain of the Indian cricket team
  • Abhinav Bindra – Gold medalist in Olympic (Shooting)
  • Obroies – Obrois group of hotels
  • Karan Johar – Movie actor, director, and producer
  • Pankaj Chaddah – Co-founder and COO (Chief operating officer) of Zomato
  • Inder Kumar Gujral – Formal PM (Prime minister) of India
  • Priyanka Chopra – Actress
  • Purshotam Das Tandon – Freedom Fighter /Bharat Ratna

8. Sindhi

Sindhi society consists of individuals who follow the ideology of Sindhi, not of any ethnicity or faith. It is a modest trading and commercial culture that initially inhabited the Sindh region of Pakistan. Since most Sindhis follow Hinduism, after separation, they migrated and settled in India. When they reached India after losing their citizens and belongings, they felt very sad. They have been in trouble for years, but they are not there in peace. They continue to do small firms like supplying tea, running carts etc. as business is still their first focus. For decades, they fought passionately, and nowadays, they are well-known personalities of the company or first class. The reward of how he built himself after the separation. They are hungry for success and do not hesitate to take any risk.

Here, we have mentioned some common Sindhi surnames:

Wadhwani, Wadhwa, Tejwani, Sachdev, Lalwani, Krishnani, Idwani, Khanchandani, Moolchandani, Devnani, Kukreja, Kriplani, Kalwani, Kakwani, Jodhwani, Hirani, Dadlani, Harchandani, Chawla, Chhabra, Chatwani, Bajaj, Chanchlani, Advani, Bhatia, Ahuja, Hiranandani, Bhavnani etc.

Here, we list down some of the famous personalities. they are-

  • Hinduja Brothers – Owner and founder of Hinduja group
  • Lal Krishna Advani – Politician
  • Vishal Dadlani – Singer and Music composer
  • Raju Hirani – Movie Director
  • Niranjan Hiranandani – Owner of Hiranandani group
  • Pankaj Arjan Advani – Snooker and Billiards world champion
  • Chandra Kochhar – CEO (Chief executive officer) and MD (Managing Director) of ICICI Bank
  • Ranveer Singh Bhavnani – Bollywood Actor
  • Chandra Prakash Gurnani – Managing Director and Chief executive officer of Tech Mahindra
  • Ram Jethmalani – Advocate and Former law minister of India
  • Patanjali Keswani – Owner and founder of Lemon Tree hotels

9. Rajput

The Rajput group is typical of the ancient warrior or Kshatriya class of India. As such, they are historically kings and warriors. Gaurav is always a high rise granite of Rajput culture.

The Rajputs are the dominant ethnic group of land owners. Most of the Rajputs currently live in cities, towns and do farming for their livelihood. Many Rajputs serve in the military, and some seek careers in the police department. 31% Rajputs are rich; According to the National Demographic and Health Survey report, 7.3 percent are below the poverty line and the middle class is the rest. This community is culturally, economically and ideologically rich and controls the society and politics of India.

Here, we have indexed some of the common Rajput surnames:

Rawat, Thackeray, Raghuvanshi, Tomar, Gaikwad, Rane, Solanki, Chandela, Chauhan, Jodha, Gaur, Ranavat, Rathor, Suryavanshi etc.

The details of many prominent people of Rajputs are given below-

  • Sushant Singh Rajput – Indian Actor
  • Bhairon Singh Shekhawat – Former vice president of India
  • The Great Khali/ Dalip Singh Rana – Wrestler and World heavyweight champion
  • Major Dhyan Chandra – Former captain of Indian Hockey Team
  • Milkha Sigh – Indian Athlete and Racer
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Indian Cricketer
  • Major Shaitan Singh – Param veer Chakra winner
  • Kangana Ranaut – Indian Movie Actress
  • Prithviraj Chauhan – Rajput King
  • P. Singh – Former Prime minister

10. Christians

Christianity is the richest religion in the country. Accounts for most of the capital owned globally. There are 28 million followers of Christianity in our country India, which makes Christianity the third largest culture in India. According to the National Health Survey of India, 29.1% of Indian Christians are in the wealthy elite. Christians in India give utmost importance to education. Hence they are well trained and maintain a good quality of life.

Here, we have some famous Christian surnames in India-

D’Cruz, D’Costa, D’Souza, Pathros, D’Silva, Costa, Fortes, Gonsalves/Goncalves, Jacques, Lawrence, L Martins, Mendes, Pinto, Rodrigues etc.

Famous personalities of Christianity –

  • George Fernandes – Trade Unionist of India
  • G. George Muthoot – Chairman of Muthoot
  • Vinod Kambli – Cricketer
  • Leander Paes – Professional Tennis player of India
  • J John – Travancore State Congress (founder and Leader)
  • Tiger Prabhakar – Movie actor Kannada
  • C Jamir – Nagaland’s former chief minister
  • Mary Kom – Bronze medallist of Olympic

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