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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