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Top 10 Richest Caste in India

In this blog, you might get to recognize the Top 10 Richest Caste System, Top 10 Richest Citizens in India, Richest and most powerful Group in India, Richest National Religion. Along with the whole, it is therefore about affluent Community of India, prosperous Caste of India.

There are several cultures and castes in-country and most of us often stay in India quietly and happily. It's the uniqueness of India, our land. As we all understand, there are several cases of group conflict, but we all recognize how to battle the divisive powers that oppose our nation's peace and dignity. All groups work and collaborate together here and relate to the Economic growth of India. And if we're going to talk over which category is prosperous or which society is richest, let me tell you that a caste's wealth doesn't base on the list of Forbes. So precisely which group or culture is rich or poor cannot be said. A given group's wealth can only be measured if we consider the overall per capita earning. Here, as per income (average) and standard of living, we evaluate the Top 10 Affluent Communities in India.

1. Parsis

Several Persians traveled to India at the time of the Muslim annexation of Persia to save their existences and their Zoroastrian belief. Although they were from Persia, people are beginning to consider them Parsis in our country India. They are extraordinarily keeping faith and smart people. They worked hard and, in terms of total revenue, developed themselves as India's affluent community. There are just 60,000 Parsis off from 135 Crore Indian people, but 3 out of the top 10 wealthiest Indians are also Parsis. They presume both in the accumulation of money and in the donation.

If you receive less than 100,000 a month in the Parsi culture, you will be considered inferior. Mumbai was classified as the fishermen's destination before Parsis, they made it India's financial capital but with their hard-work. Parsis founded businesses and several sectors that established Economic growth. These are the most prominent businessmen in India over the last 600 years. Today India is the fifth-biggest economy globally; Parsis performed a corpulent role in it.

Popular Parsi's Surname are- Ganjawala, Daruwalla, Wadia, Tata, Mistry, Bhabha, Irani, Manekshaw, Batliwala etc.

Most Prominent Personalities of Parsi's are listed below -

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

2. Jain

Jains established only 0.4 percent of India's citizenry, but they outperform the Indian industrial sectors and news organizations. Becoming one of India's rich, powerful, and most skilled communities preserves its impact on the India's country and industry. 70.6 percent of Jain individuals are very wealthy, as per the National Demographic And health survey. Only 1.5 percent of India's Jain people are below minimum wage. In India, Jains have the second-highest per capita income. If you enquire any Jain about wealth, most of them will believe that money is significant for survival. Jain people are all of the period preoccupied earning an income. And they're not only making money; they're still spending it on themselves and the environment. They value their income, and that's why they secure and spend it wisely with care.

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

Here, we have some prominent surname of Jain's: Rupani, Zaveri, Bhansali, Oswal, Mehta, Sarak, Gada, Doshi, etc.

Some prominent Jain personalities-

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

3. Sikh

The Sikh community has served an immense role in Nation's economic, societal, and defense progress. Sikhs are very hard-working and dedicated to their principles. They contribute themselves, whether it be a corporation or a work, to the job. If we consider capita income, Sikhs have deemed the third richest group in India. According to the Indian National Demographic And health survey, 59.6 percent of Sikhs are in the affluent group. The Sikh community is clustered in the India's State of Punjab. Squished among three rivers, the region of Punjab makes it very productive. One factor why the Sikh community is very prosperous is firm agricultural soil with substantial agricultural production. Even outside India, there are about 80 Lakh Sikhs, mainly in Canada. This NRIs (Non-residential Indian) add to the assets of the Sikh religion as well.

Few familiar Sikh surnames are- Sandhu, Gill, Grewal, Randhawa, Dhillon, Bajwa, Aujla, Sindu, Maan, Walia, Ahluwalia, Bhullar etc.

Some well-known Sikh celebrities are indexed below-

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

4. Kayasth

Kayasth is a separate community, as per the Brahmanical holy books, responsible for implementing secular articles and gathering records. Kayasthas have been active in high-level government positions since Medieval India, working as leaders and consultants to the Indian Rulers. Kayasthas used to play a significant administrative duty throughout the British Raj. In a present society already, most of the Kayasth in at a great position, and some achieved achievement in the art forms and diverse industry pastures. As per the national health survey, 57 percent of Kayasthas emerges under the Wealthy class.

Here, we have some common Kayasth surname: Saxena, Mathur, Nigam, Asthana, Karna, Surdhawaja, Kulshreshtha, Ambastha, Gaur, Bhatnagar, Sinha, Srivastava, etc.

Some Popular Kayasth 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 at the top of the four Hindu castes, consisting of clergy and intellectuals. Suppose we consider the Vedic documents. The Brahmins were advisors to the Maharajas, Mughals, and officials of the army. Numerous Brahmins participated as managers in the British Raj, a place they retained after Independent India. The Brahmins occupied over all the British owned factories in 1947.

However, most of the Brahmins in present society are in Caucasian employment, government entity, corporation, astrology, and the domestic sector. In 1989, researchers reported that 70 percent of Category Ist officers in government services included Brahmins. 50.3 percent of Brahmins are in the wealthy class, 13 percent are in the lower category, and the rest are in the middle class, as per the National Health survey. One significant observation about Brahmins is that the Brahmin community can practice any occupation or source of livehood. Still, nobody ever except a Brahmin can be a culturally prescribed cleric.

Here, we discussed few famous Brahmin surnames:

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

Some well-known 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 know many of Baniya already, but do you know why they are named Baniya? Baniya, implying dealer or business, comes from the Sanskrit word Vanij or Vanijya. It is why the population of Baniya has an unswerving hold on Hisaab-Kitab because they have been doing so for generations. Earning profit is in their blood, and they have never missed out on money-making prospects-Banias concern 24/7 service with trade themselves.

If we tell you that out of the top 10 wealthiest Indians, 8 are Banias; you would think that when they are only 1% of the overall population of India. 44% of the Banias belong to the affluent community, as per the National Health Survey report.

If we look at the names of organizational culture people of Industrial companies name, we will identify Patel, Gupta, Jain, Agrawal, and Shah as the most common surnames.

Here, we mentioned several other Prevalent Baniya Surname:

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

Many prominent people of Baniya are-

  • 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 Kshatriyas; thus, they are synonymous with warriorhood, administration. Since Khatris were forced into commerce at the time of the Mughal empire, they could no longer rebel against them. Since Punjabi Khatri's are often hard-working individuals, they also succeeded in industry and popped up with a very successful businessman. In 1947, the Punjabi Khatris were educated adequately than any other Indian caste. They know the right company strategies, and they have never negotiated with work ethic. They were rendered what they are currently by hard work, dedication, and intellect. In the recent era, the Punjabi Khatri served as entrepreneurs, social and public sector managers, property owners, and military commanders, play a major role in the National economy.

Here, we have some Khatri Surnames are-

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

The Sindhi society consists of individuals who practice the ideology of Sindhi, not any ethnicity or faith. It is a minor business and commercial culture that initially inhabited Pakistan's Sindh area. Since mostly Sindhis obey Hinduism, after separation, they shifted and established in India. When they arrived in India after separation after losing their citizens and belongings, they were in a lot of sorrow. They've been in distress for years, but they're not there peacefully. They continued doing smaller firms such as supplying tea, moving carts, etc., as business is still their first focus. For decades, they fought diligently, and nowadays, they are well-known celebrities of the company or first class. A reward is worth how they formed themselves after separation. They have an appetite for success and do not bother to take any risks.

Here, we mentioned some common Sindhi's surnames:

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

Here, we list some 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 India's ancient warrior or Kshatriya category. As such, they're historically kings and fighters. Glory is always the high-rise granite of the Rajput culture.

Rajputs are the influential ethnic group of land-owners. Most of the Rajputs currently reside in cities, towns and practice farming for their livelihoods. Several Rajputs act in the military service, and some in the police departments attain their careers. Thirty-one percent of the Rajputs are wealthy; according to the National Demographic And health survey report, 7.3 percent are under the poverty level and middle-class rest. This community is culturally, financially, and ideologically wealthy and governs the society and politics of India.

Here, we Indexed some common Rajput surnames:

Rawat, Thakre, Raghuvanshi, Tomar, Gaekwad, Rane, Solanki, Chandela, Chouhan, Jodha, Gour, Ranawat, Rathore, Suryavanshi, etc.

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 country's wealthiest faith. The great majority of capital owned globally is accounted. There are 2.8 Crore Christianity adherents in our country India, which renders Christianity India's third-biggest culture. According to the India's National Health Survey, 29.1% of Indian Christians are in the wealthy elite. In India, Christians grant learning utmost importance. They are therefore well trained and uphold a decent quality of life.

Here, we have some famous Christian Surnames in India are-

D'Cruz, D'Costa, D'Souza, Pathrose, D'Silva, Costa, Fortes, Gonsalves/Goncalves, Jacques, Lawrence, l Martins, Mendes, Pinto, Rodrigues etc.

Famous personalities of Christianity are -

  • 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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