Famous Figures from Bharuch

Bharuch  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 Bharuch

Known figures from Bharuch are as follows

Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi

Known Figures from Bharuch

He was popularly known as Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi. He was a writer,  politician, Indian independence movement activist and educationist. He was a  lawyer by profession, and a very famous name in Gujarati literature as well. An educational trust known by the name Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was also founded by him in 1938. The renovation of Somnath Temple which has a lot of historical importance was also undertaken due to efforts taken by him. He was the first Union Minister of Food and Agriculture of independent India.

Omkarnath Thakur

Famous Personalities from Bharuch

He was the first Indian musician to give a performance in Europe which was held in the year 1933. A Hindustani classical singer , musicologist  and music educator was also known as, "Pranav Rang". In 1920, he presided the Bharuch District Congress Committee of Indian National Congress. His love for music made him the founder of a  music college which he established in Banaras Hindu University. He also used to love writing books and many books on Indian classical music and its history are written by him. In 1955, Pandit Omkarnath Thakur was honoured with "Padma Shri" award and "Sangeet Natak Academy" award was honoured to him in the year 1963.

Chhotubhai Purani and Ambubhai Purani

They 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 Roychand

His 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 Gandhi

He 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.

Ahmed Patel

Ahmed Patel from Bharuch

He was born in Ankleshwar near Bharuch. Ahmed Patel is a very  top politician and is a political advisor to Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President. He is a part of the INC think tank and is a part of all major decisions taken by the party.  He is also the Treasurer of All India Congress Committee.

Balwantray Thakore

He 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 Luhar

He 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.

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