Khatri's have been a dominant community in the field of Entertainment Industry, Politics, Defense, Sports, Literature, Journalism, Business and many other fields. Following are some of the Khatri's who have made there mark and has inspired numerous people across the globe.

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Acharya Narendra DevaBorn In Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, October 31, 1889, was a man of rare distinction--distinction in many fields--rare in spirit, rare in mind and intellect, rare in integrity of mind and otherwise. He was a socialist leader, a nationalist, and an educationist who believed that education as the primary means for bringing an economic, social, and political revolution in the country.
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has said: "Acharya Narnedra Dev was one of the greatest sons of India and the nation owes a great debt to him."

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Purushottam Das TandonBorn In: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, On August 1, 1882. Purushottam Das Tandon, a Khatri from pre-independent Uttar Pradesh in India, was one of the most popular advocates of freedom for the country from British rule. He was dedicated towards achieving freedom for India since his student days. Even while he was studying, he became a member of the Congress party in the year 1899, he represented his native Allahabad at the All India Congress Committee. He earned the tile 'Rajarshi’ which means 'Royal Saint’ in Sanskrit for his giving and unselfish nature & was presented the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India in the year 1961.

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Raj KapoorRanbir Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988), was born in an Hindu Khatri family to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi Kapoor. He was the eldest of six children in the family & the grandson of Dewan Basheshwarnath Kapoor and great-grandson of Dewan Keshavmal Kapoor, part of the famous Kapoor family. He was  known as "The Show Man" of Indian Cinema, was the winner of two National Film Awards and nine Filmfare Awards in India, and a two-time nominee for the Palme d'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Satish DhawanSatish Dhawan (25 September 1920 – 3 January 2002) Born in Srinagar, Dr. Dhawan was educated in India and further on in the US. He was one of the most eminent Indian researchers leading the successful development of the Indian space programme. Dr. Dhawan took over as Chairman of Space Commission and Chairman, ISRO and Secretary to the Government of India at the Department of Space, he also served as the Director of IISC Bangalore.
He was conferred Padma Vibhushan (India's second highest civilian honour) and Padma Bhushan for his services.

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Vikram SethVikram Seth born 20 June 1952, Leila (first women judge) & Prem Seth in Calcutta. Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.  He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award. Seth's collections of poetry such as Mappings and Beastly Tales are notable contributions to the Indian English language poetry canon.

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Devaki Nandan KhatriDevaki Nandan Khatri (June 18, 1861 – 1913) was born in the city of Samastipur in Bihar. He was an Indian writer, who belonged to the first generation of popular novelists in the modern Hindi language, best known to have introduced the concept of mystery in Hindi novel writing. People were so mesmerised by the works Chandrakanta, Chandrakanta Santati and Bhootnath that they started to learn Hindi just to be able to read the works.

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Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam (31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) a prominent Punjabi Khatri, was a prominent poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language. With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books, of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays and an autobiography. She is most remembered for her poignant poem "Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu" and her novel Pinjar.
In 1956, she became the first woman to win the Sahitya Akademi Award, later she received the Bharatiya Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi awards. The Padma Shri came her way in 1969 and finally, Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, in 2004

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Justice S N KapoorJustice Shankar Nath Kapoor, M. Com , LLB, born on 28.05.1941. Called to the Bar on 20th July, 1964 where he practiced at the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. He functioned as a Judicial Magistrate and was selected in the U.P.P.C.S. Judicial. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on and later as a permanent Judge in 1998.

He is a well known figure in the field of Astrology and has been conferred several titles in Astrology including 'Jyotish Martand', 'Jyotish Bhanu, Jyotish Vachaspati, Jyotish Bhusan and Jyotish Pracharya.

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Chef Sanjeev KapoorBorn in Haryana he spent most of his childhood in Delhi. Sanjeev started in the hospitality industry in 1984 with a Diploma in Hotel Management and is now a Super chef and entrepreneur. Kapoor stars in the TV show Khana Khazana, which is the longest running show of its kind in Asia. He has been awareded the honour of Best Executive Chef of India by H&FS and has been felicitated with The Mercury Gold Award at Geneva, Switzerland by IFCA.

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Shri Seeta Ram TandonShri Seeta Ram Tandon, born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 25th 'April' 1933 to Lt. Shri Mahadev Prasad Tandon and Lt. Shri Mahadev Prasad Tandon, devoted almost 40 years of his life for creating awareness among Khatris, and still continues to do so. His devotion for Khatris and hardwork towards towards the society where we live can't be neglected. He is an avid reader and writer who has done tremendous research work about Khatri history publishing books related to Khatris, A Khsatriya Parampara(HISTORY OF KHATRIS IN INDIA)- published in 2000, Raja Todarmal-A Historical personality of Khatris-published in 2004, which have been very popular.
He was awarded the great "JAATI RATNA AWARD" for his Book "Khsatriya Parampara".

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Professor B N TandonBadri Nath Tandon an eminent doctor and a well known figure, received MBBS and MD degrees from KG Medical College, Lucknow and acquired Postdoctoral Training in 'gastroenterology' from Harward Medical School, Boston, Massachussetts, USA. He has worked in AIIMS as a faculty member, professor and a Dean.  Professor Tandon was awarded: Padma Bhushan (1986), Sasakawa WHO Health Prize (1990), Jubilee Medal by the Presidium of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (1995) in addition to many more honours.

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Dr. Naresh TrehanDr. Naresh Trehan, Born On 12 August 1946 to ENT specialist father and a gynecologist mother, in undivided India. He is the CEO and managing director of Medanta - the Medicity, is one of the leading cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons on India. He holds the credit for being a personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991 and has received numerous awards, including the Padma Shri (1991), Padma Bhushan for his distinguished services in the field of Medicine in 2001 and the Life Time Achievement Award in 2002 by the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound.

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