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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Allahabad University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Allahabad University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Allahabad University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Allahabad University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Allahabad University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Allahabad University.

List includes Saeed Jaffrey, Shankar Dayal Sharma, more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Allahabad University?” and “Which celebrities are Allahabad University alumni?”

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Gulzarilal Nanda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Professor, Social activist Gulzarilal Nanda was an Indian politician and Economist who specialized in labour issues. He was the Prime Minister of India for two short periods following the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru in ...more

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Firaq Gorakhpuri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Poet, Orator, Lecturer Raghupati Sahay, better known under his pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri, was a writer, critic, and, according to one commentator, one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India. He ...more

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Shankar Dayal Sharma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Politician Shankar Dayal Sharma was the ninth President of India, serving from 1992 to 1997. Prior to his presidency, Sharma had been the eighth Vice President of India, serving under R. Venkataraman. He ...more

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Harivanshrai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Radio producer, Poet, Translator Harivansh Rai Shrivastav alias Bachchan was a noted Indian poet of the Chhayavaad literary movement of early 20th century Hindi literature. Born in a Srivastava Kayastha family, in the village ...more

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Harish-Chandra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist Harish-Chandra FRS was an Indian American mathematician and physicist who did fundamental work in representation theory, especially harmonic analysis on semisimple Lie groups.

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Saeed Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Businessperson, Actor Saeed Jaffrey OBE is an Indian-born British actor, who has appeared in numerous British movies. He was born in Malerkotla, Punjab. His film credits include The Man Who Would Be King, Shatranj Ke ...more

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Mrinal Pande is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Journalist, Writer Mrinal Pande is an Indian television personality, journalist and author, and till recently chief editor of Hindi daily, Hindustan. She left Hindustan on August 31, 2009. She was appointed ...more

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Ziauddin Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Mathematician Sir Ziauddin Ahmad CIE, MP was an Indian mathematician, parliamentarian, logician, natural philosopher, politician, political theorist, educationist and scholar. He was a member of the Aligarh ...more

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Kshetresa Chandra Chattopadhya... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Writer Kshetresa Chandra Chattopadhyaya was a distinguished scholar of Sanskrit from India. A scholar of Sanskrit, Veda, grammar, Pali, Prakrit and philology, he was born on October 27, 1896 in village ...more

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Udit Raj is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Civil rights activist, Politician Udit Raj is the Member of Parliament, from North-west Delhi constituency and National Chairman, All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations. He is one of the most influential leader of BJP ...more

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Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Mathematician Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar, commonly addressed as P. L. Bhatnagar, was an Indian mathematician known for his contribution to the Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook operator used in Lattice Boltzmann methods.

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Daulat Singh Kothari is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Daulat Singh Kothari Physicist Daulat Singh Kothari was an eminent Indian scientist.

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Mahadevi Varma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Poet, Writer Mahadevi Varma best known as an outstanding Hindi poet, and was a freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist from India. She is widely regarded as the "modern Meera". She was a ...more

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Guru, Spiritual leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was born Mahesh Prasad Varma and obtained the honorific Maharishi and Yogi as an adult. He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and was the leader and guru of ...more

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V. P. Singh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Politician Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indian politician and government official, was the eighth Prime Minister of India and the 41st nominal Raja Bahadur of the northern kingdom of Manda. Vishwanath Pratap ...more

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Chandra Shekhar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Politician Chandra Shekhar Singh was the ninth Prime Minister of India.

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Nikhil Kumar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Indian Police Service, Politician, Writer Nikhil Kumar is an Indian politician who was Governor of Nagaland from 2009 to 2013 and Governor of Kerala from 2013 to 2014. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing the ...more

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Kamleshwar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer Kamleshwar was a prominent 20th-century Hindi writer, and scriptwriter for Hindi cinema and television. Among his most well-known work are the films Aandhi, Mausam, Chhoti Si Baat and Rang ...more

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B. C. Khanduri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Politician Major General Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, AVSM, is an Indian politician. He has served as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand from 2007–2009 and 2011-2012. He is a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok ...more

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Sardar Amir Azam Khan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Sardar Amir Azam Khan Politician Sardar Amir Azam was a Pakistani politician and entrepreneur. Azam was a cabinet minister during the 1950s and was the pioneer of low cost housing in Pakistan. He initially emerged in 1951 as an ...more

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Murli Manohar Joshi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Murli Manohar Joshi Politician Murli Manohar Joshi is an Indian politician, a leading member of the Bharatiya Janata Party of which he was the President between 1991 & 1993, and the current Member of Parliament for ...more

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Vikas Swarup is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Diplomat, Author, Writer Vikas Swarup is an Indian writer and a career diplomat who is best known as the author of the novel Q & A, adapted in film version as Slumdog Millionaire, the winner of Best Film for the ...more

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Krishna Prakash Bahadur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Writer Krishna Prakesh Bahadur is an Indian writer from Allahabad, India who published a large number of books, including many, on history, philosophy and poetry.

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Satyendra Narayan Sinha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Satyendra Narayan Sinha Politician, Writer Satyendra Narayan Sinha was an Indian statesman, participant in the Indian independence movement, and a former Chief Minister of Bihar. Affectionately called Chhote Saheb, he was also a ...more

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Gopal Swarup Pathak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Judge, Politician Gopal Swarup Pathak was the fourth Vice President of India from August 1969 to August 1974. Born on 26 February 1896 at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, he studied law at Allahabad University . He was ...more

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Govind Ballabh Pant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Politician, Author, Lawyer Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant was an Indian politician and an veteran independence activist. He was one of the foremost political leaders from Uttarakhand and of the movement to establish Hindi as ...more

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Gopal Ballav Pattanaik is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Gopal Ballav Pattanaik Judge Gopal Ballav Pattanaik was the 32nd Chief Justice of India. He was born on 19 December 1937 in the city of Cuttack, now in Odisha, India. He is the eldest son of Rashbehari Pattnaik and Bidulata ...more

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Vidya Niwas Mishra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Vidya Niwas Mishra Journalist, Writer Vidya Niwas Mishra was a scholar, a noted Hindi-Sanskrit littérateur, and a journalist. He was born on 28 January 1928 at Pakardiha in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. He had his ...more

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Y. P. Varshni is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Y. P. Varshni Physicist Y. P. Varshni is a scientist in the areas of physics and astrophysics. Varshni studied at Allahabad University, where he obtained his B.Sc in 1950, his M.Sc. in 1952, and his Ph.D. in 1956. He ...more

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Politician Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and former Indian federal minister. He was born in Allahabad on October 15, 1957. Naqvi studied at Allahabad University. He was jailed for activism during the Emergency of ...more

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Madan Mohan Malaviya is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Madan Mohan Malaviya was an Indian educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement and as the four time president of Indian National Congress. He was ...more

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Jagdish Gupt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Dr. Jagdish Gupt was a well-known poet of the Chhayavaad generation, a period of romanticism in Modern Indian Hindi poetry. Chairman of the Department of Hindi at Allahabad University.

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Shah Ahmad Noorani is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Shah Ahmad Noorani Politician Shah Ahmad Noorani, was a Pakistani Islamic scholar, philosopher, revivalist and an ultra–conservative politician. Graduated with BA in Arabic language from the Allahabad University and later ...more

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Motilal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Motilal Nehru was an Indian lawyer, an activist of the Indian National Movement and an important leader of the Indian National Congress, who also served as the Congress President twice, ...more

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Gopinath Kaviraj is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Gopinath Kaviraj Philosopher Gopinath Kaviraj was a Sanskrit-Tantra scholar, Indologist and philosopher. Starting as a librarian in 1914, he later remained Principal of Government Sanskrit College, Varanasi from 1923 to ...more

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Sri Lal Sukla is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Writer Shrilal Shukla was a Hindi writer, notable for his satire. He worked as a Provincial Civil Services officer for the state government of Uttar Pradesh, later inducted into the IAS. He has written ...more

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Surya Bahadur Thapa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Surya Bahadur Thapa Politician Surya Bahadur Thapa is a Nepalese politician. He has served as the Prime Minister of Nepal for five terms, under three different kings, in a political career lasting more than 50 years. His ...more

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Tigmanshu Dhulia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Tigmanshu Dhulia is an Indian film dialogue writer, director, actor, screenwriter, producer and casting director known for his works in Hindi cinema and Television. He wrote the dialogues for ...more

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N. D. Tiwari is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
N. D. Tiwari Politician Narayan Dutt Tiwari is an Indian politician affiliated with the Indian National Congress party. He was thrice Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and once Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. In ...more

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Hamiduddin Farahi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Hamiduddin Farahi Hamiduddin Farahi was a celebrated Islamic scholar of South Asia known for his groundbreaking work on the concept of Nazm, or Coherence, in the Quran. He was instrumental in producing scholarly ...more

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Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Politician Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna was a Congress Party leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh; he later joined Bharatiya Lok Dal and worked with Charan Singh.

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Bhagwati Charan Verma is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Bhagwati Charan Verma Writer Bhagwati Charan Verma, was one of the leading writers in Hindi. He wrote many novels, his best work was Chitralekha, which was made into two successful Hindi films, 1941 and 1964. He was awarded ...more

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Pankaj Mishra is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author Pankaj Mishra is an Indian essayist and novelist and a recipient of the 2014 Windham–Campbell Prize for non-fiction.

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K.P. Jayaswal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
K.P. Jayaswal Kashi Prasad Jayaswal was an Indian historian and lawyer. One of the intellectual forces behind the Indian nationalist movement, Jayaswal's works 'Hindu Polity' and 'History of India, 150 A.D. ...more

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Prem Chand Pandey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Prem Chand Pandey Prem Chand Pandey is an Indian scientist and academic in the fields of Satellite Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Science, Antarctic and Climate Change.

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Naresh Chandra is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Naresh Chandra Naresh Chandra is an Indian Civil Servant who has served as the Cabinet Secretary, and the Indian Ambassador to the US. He was awarded India's second highest civil awards, the Padma Vibhushan, ...more

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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Poet, Critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi is an Indian poet and one of the leading Urdu critics and theorists. He is regarded as the T.S. Eliot of Urdu criticism and has formulated fresh models of literary ...more

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Vibhuti Narain Rai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Vibhuti Narain Rai Activist, Translator, Writer Vibhuti Narain Rai is a police officer and author from India. He obtained an M.A. in English literature from Allahabad University in 1971 and joined the Indian Police Service in 1975 as a part ...more

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Chittaranjan Mitra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Chittaranjan Mitra Chittaranjan Mitra, popularly known as CR Mitra and CRM, was an Indian scientist who is best remembered as the second Director of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani. He played ...more

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Ganesh Prasad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Allahabad University Alumni
Ganesh Prasad Mathematician Ganesh Prasad was an Indian mathematician who specialised in the theory of potentials, theory of functions of a real variable, Fourier series and the theory of surfaces. He was trained at the ...more