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

List of famous alumni from Banaras Hindu University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Banaras Hindu University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Banaras Hindu University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Banaras Hindu 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 Banaras Hindu University.

List is made up of graduates like Colin Turnbull and Jayant Narlikar.

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

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Colin Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Anthropologist, Writer Colin Macmillan Turnbull was a British-American anthropologist who came to public attention with the popular books The Forest People and The Mountain People, and one of the first anthropologists ...more

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Jayant Narlikar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Physicist, Cosmologist, Astronomer Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is an Indian astrophysicist. Narlikar is a proponent of steady state cosmology. He developed with Sir Fred Hoyle the conformal gravity theory, commonly known as ...more

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Robert M. Pirsig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Author, Writer, Philosopher Robert Maynard Pirsig is an American writer and philosopher, and the author of the philosophical novels Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values and Lila: An Inquiry ...more

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Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Scientist Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar OBE, FRS was a well-known Indian scientist, a professor of chemistry for over 19 years. He was the first director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial ...more

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Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Politician Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, commonly known as BP Koirala, was the Prime Minister of Nepal from 1959 to 1960. He led the Nepali Congress, a social democratic political party. Koirala was the ...more

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Harivanshrai Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu 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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Sandeep Pandey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Social activist Sandeep Pandey is an Indian social activist. He co-founded Asha for Education with Dr. Deepak Gupta and V.J.P Srivastava while working on his PhD in Mechanical engineering at the University of ...more

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Bhupen Hazarika is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Musician Bhupen Hazarika was an Indian lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker from Assam. His songs, written and sung mainly in the Assamese language by himself, are marked by humanity and ...more

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Koenraad Elst is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Journalist Koenraad Elst is a Belgian orientalist and Indologist known primarily for his writings in support for the Out of India theory, a controversial proposition that the Indo-European language family ...more

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Ahmad Hasan Dani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Curator Professor Ahmad Hasan Dani FRAS, SI, HI, was a Pakistani intellectual, archaeologist, historian, and linguist. He was among the foremost authorities on Central Asian and South Asian archaeology ...more

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Ved Prakash Goyal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Ved Prakash Goyal Politician, Engineer Ved Prakash Goyal was an Indian politician and the Union Minister of shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in India from 2001 to 2003. He was the treasurer of Bharatiya Janata Party ...more

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C. N. R. Rao is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Chemist Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao FRS, also known as C.N.R. Rao, is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. He currently serves as the Head of the ...more

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Kamala Shankar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Musician Kamala Shankar was born in 1966 in the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. She is a Hindustani classical guitar player. Shankar is the first woman to have been awarded a doctorate in guitar. Kamala ...more

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Kapila Vatsyayan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Politician, Actor, Writer Kapila Vatsyayan is a leading Indian scholar of classical Indian dance, Indian art and Indian architecture and art historian. She was the founding director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre ...more

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Lalji Singh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Lalji Singh Scientist Lalji Singh is an Indian scientist who has worked in the field of DNA fingerprinting technology in India, where he is popularly known as the "Father of DNA fingerprinting". Singh has ...more

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Prakash Vir Shastri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Prakash Vir Shastri Politician Pandit Prakash Vir Shastri was a noted Member of the Parliament of India. He was known for his eloquence and forceful oratory style, as well as his mastery of Sanskrit. Shastri was also a ...more

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Jagjivan Ram is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Politician Jagjivan Ram, known popularly as Babuji, was an Indian independence activist and politician from Bihar. He belonged to the Chamar caste and was a leader of the Dalit community. He was ...more

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Jyoti Prasad Agarwala is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Writer Jyoti Prasad Agarwala was a noted Assamese playwright, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker from Assam. He was considered as Assamese cultural icon, deeply revered for his creative vision and ...more

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M. S. Golwalkar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
M. S. Golwalkar Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, also known as Shri Guruji, was the second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

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Pulickel Ajayan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Professor, Scientist Pulickel Madhavapanicker Ajayan, known as P. M. Ajayan, is the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering at Rice University. He is the founding chair of Rice University's ...more

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K. N. Govindacharya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
K. N. Govindacharya Social activist Kodipakam Neelameghacharya Govindacharya is a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharak, environmental activist, social activist, political activist and thinker. He was associated with Bharatiya ...more

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Satya Vrat Shastri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Poet, Writer Satya Vrat Shastri is a highly decorated Sanskrit scholar, writer, grammarian and poet from India. He has written three Mahakavyas, three Khandakavyas, one Prabandhakavyas and one Patrakavya and ...more

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Shivmangal Singh Suman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Shivmangal Singh Suman Academician, Poet, Writer Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' was a noted Hindi poet and academician. Upon his death, the then Prime Minister of India, said, "Dr Shiv Mangal Singh ‘Suman’ was not only a powerful signature in ...more

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Ramchandra Shukla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Ramchandra Shukla Writer Ram Chandra Shukla, better known as Acharya Shukla, is regarded as the first codifier of the history of Hindi literature in a scientific system by using wide, empirical research with scant ...more

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Krishan Kant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Politician, Scientist Krishan Kant was the tenth Vice President of India from 1997 until his death. Son of noted Congress politician and later parliamentarian, Lala Achint Ram, Kant's first brush with politics came ...more

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Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya Writer Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya was a renowned Hindi, Sanskrit scholar, literary historian, essayist and critic. He wrote numerous books, collections of essays and a historical outline of Sanskrit ...more

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Ram Manohar Lohia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Politician Ram Manohar Lohia, was an activist for the Indian independence movement and a Nationalist political leader.

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Harsh Narain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Writer Harsh Narain is an Indian author. He has a Ph.D. from Lucknow University, and was a professor at Benares Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University and North Eastern Hill University. He wrote ...more

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Jagdish Chandra Jain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Jagdish Chandra Jain Jagdish Chandra Jain was a renowned scholar, indologist, educationist, writer, and freedom fighter during the freedom struggle of India. He authored over 80 books on a variety of subjects, ...more

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Anand Mohan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Anand Mohan Anand Mohan, born on September 29, 1957 at Dharmashala, is Registrar of Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra and former Professor at Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University. He is an ...more

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Shankar Dayal Singh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Shankar Dayal Singh Politician, Author Litterateur and parliamentarian Shankar Dayal Singh was twice elected to the Parliament of India. He was one of the youngest members of the Fifth Lok Sabha, in which he represented the Chatra ...more

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Vibhuti Narayan Singh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Vibhuti Narayan Singh Maharaja Vibhuti Narayan Singh was king of Benares, a city considered holy, located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He was the last king of the Kingdom of Kashi.

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Vijay Kumar Patodi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Vijay Kumar Patodi Mathematician Vijay Kumar Patodi was an Indian mathematician who made fundamental contributions to differential geometry and topology. He was the first mathematician to apply heat equation methods to the ...more

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B. D. Lakshman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
B. D. Lakshman Politician Brahma Dass Lakshman was an Indo-Fijian politician, union leader and businessman, who had a considerable influence on Fiji’s sugar industry.

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V. Rao Potluri is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni

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Veer Bhadra Mishra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Veer Bhadra Mishra Veer Bhadra Mishra was the founding president of the Sankat Mochan Foundation. He was a former professor of Hydraulic engineering and former Head of the Civil Engineering Department at the ...more

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Sisir Kumar Maitra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Sisir Kumar Maitra Philosopher Sisir Kumar Maitra was Head of the Department of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University. His writings compared Eastern and Western philosophy, and the teachings of ...more

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Nagendra Kumar Singh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Nagendra Kumar Singh Nagendra Kumar Singh is an Indian agricultural scientist. He is a National Professor under ICAR at National Research Centre for Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New ...more

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Manu Bhandari is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Manu Bhandari Screenwriter, Writer Mannu Bhandari, is a prominent Indian author, most known for her two Hindi novels, 'Aapka Banti' and 'Mahabhoj', which was later adapted to an acclaimed play and performed all over the nation, ...more

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Vinodini Terway is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Vinodini Tarway was a female Indian academic, born in the heritage city of Gaya, Bihar. She belonged to an affluent Mahuri Vaisya family.

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Gopal Shankar Misra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Gopal Shankar Misra Gopal Shankar Misra was an Indian musician and music teacher, who played the vichitra veena.

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Ram Charan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Author, Consultant Ram Charan is an Indian-American business consultant, speaker, and writer resident in Dallas, Texas.

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Gulab Khandelwal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Poet Gulab Khandelwal is an Indian poet born in the town of Navalgarh, Rajasthan on 21 February 1924. He has written poetry in different forms such as Lyrics, Sonnets, Rubais, Dohas, Odes, Elegies, ...more

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Nishtala Appala Narasimham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Nishtala Appala Narasimham Physicist Prof. Nishtala Appala Narasimham, shortly N. A. Narasimham M.Sc., Ph.D. was an Indian physicist and eminent Spectroscopist. He was born at Parlakimidi on 15 August 1922. He was graduated in ...more

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Satyendra Dubey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Engineer Satyendra Dubey was an Indian Engineering Service officer. He was the Project Director in the National Highways Authority of India at Koderma. He was murdered in Gaya, Bihar after fighting ...more

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Ashok Agarwal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Ashok Agarwal Ashok Agarwal is the Director of the Andrology Center, and also the Director of Research at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA. He is Professor at the ...more

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Kota Harinarayana is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Kota Harinarayana Kota Harinarayana was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad and the President of the Aeronautical Society of India. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi, ...more

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V. S. Huzurbazar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
V. S. Huzurbazar Vasant Shankar Huzurbazar was an Indian statistician from Kolhapur. Huzurbazar was the founder head of the department of statistics, University of Pune from 1953 to 1976. From 1979 to 1991, he ...more

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Patcha Ramachandra Rao is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Patcha Ramachandra Rao was a metallurgist and administrator. He has the unique distinction of being the only Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University who was also a student and faculty at ...more

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Dalel Singh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Banaras Hindu University Alumni
Dalel Singh Lieutenant Colonel Apji Dalel Singh was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India. He hails from Thikana "Palaitha", a premier principality of the erstwhile Kotah State in ...more