Famous Figures from BharuchBharuch is a city in Gujrat which has the history of rich culture. Many famous personalities belonging to this city has done so much for the country and made everyone proud. Be it politics, education, music field or business, the following Bharuch men has done great for India and India's growth. The following are the list of known figures from Bharuch
List of Famous Personalities from BharuchKnown figures from Bharuch are as follows
Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
Chhotubhai Purani and Ambubhai PuraniThey were the driving force of Indian gymnastics in Gujarat. In 1908, they founded the first gymnasium: Shri Laxminath Vyayam Mandir, which was established in Vadodara. Also, Shri Batuknath Vyayam Shala was established in Bharuch. So much was their respect in the society that even Mahatma Gandhi addressed them as Guruji.
Premchand RoychandHis father, Roychand Dipchand was a Bharuch merchant. Premchand Roychand founded the Bank of Bombay and Bombay Stock Exchange. Popularly known as the "Cotton King" and "Bullion King", he was also very well known for his contribution to the society by donations to various cause.
Feroze GandhiHe was a Parsi with his family belonging to Bharuch . He got married to Indira Gandhi. You can still have a look at his ancestral home in Kotparsiwad in Bharuch. This suggests that the Nehru-Gandhi Family which is the biggest political family of India, has their familial ties with Bharuch.
Balwantray ThakoreHe was a great poetise in Gujarati literature. He was an admirer of all religious including Christianity and Islam. This gave him a rational and impartial outlook which was also reflected in his work and poems.
Tribhuvandas Purshotamdas LuharHe was a Gujarati poet and has written many poems such as Namu. He was a revolutionary hero and participated actively in the independence struggle by sheer violence.
Other known personalities from Bharuch is Munaf Patel, who is a part of the indian team now and also played the World cup 2012 won by India. Bharuch is blessed to be associated with such great names and thus it is famous all over India.