Hindu – Brahmin – Goswami ( Famous Personalities )

List of Goswami Brahmin Personalities in Various Fields". Achievements and Contributions of famous Goswami Brahmin personalities from different fields, such as politics, music, literature, cinema, sports, and spirituality. 

Gokulotsavji Maharaj

Gokulotsavji Maharaj is an expert in Hindu musical tradition, having a great skill in Khayal, Dhrupad Dhammar, Prabandh Gayaki and other traditional Indian musical forms. He is a singer-songwriter, poet, musicologist and composer who produces music under the pseudonym MadhurPiya. He has composed over 5,000 pieces in Khayal, Dhrupad Dhammar, Prabandha Gayan, and so on.


Tulsidas, born Rambola Dubey, was a revered Hindu saint and poet. He is widely known for his intense devotion to the deity Rama and for creating the Hanuman Chalisa as well as the Ramcharitmanas, a rendition of the Ramayana in the Awadhi language. He wrote a number of works in Sanskrit and Awadhi. He passed away on 30 July 1623.

Anil Goswami

Anil Goswami born on 14th of January 1955. He was part of the Indian Administrative Service from Jammu and Kashmir. He held the post of Union Home Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs up until February 2015.He took over from Raj Kumar Singh and is the first civil servant from the state to be appointed to the post. His son, Bhanu Uday, is a well-known television actor.

Abir Goswami

Abir Goswami was an Indian actor who gained recognition for his roles in various television shows including Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki and Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara. He was born on 21 April 1975 and passed away on 31 May 2013. 

Bhupendra Nath Goswami

Bhupendra Nath Goswami, an eminent Indian meteorologist and climatologist, was born in the year 1950. He served as the director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and presently holds the prestigious position of Pisharoty Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. His significant contributions to the study of Indian monsoon dynamics have earned him recognition and accolades, including his election to the Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences etc.

Dulal Chandra Goswami

Dulal Chandra Goswami is an Indian political figure who won a seat in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's Parliament, in 2019. He was voted in as a representative of the Janata Dal (United) from Katihar.

Jitendranath Goswami

Jitendranath Goswami, who was born on 18 November 1950, is an Indian scientist from Jorhat, Assam. He was the main architect of Chandrayaan-1 and held the position of Chief Scientist for the project. He is also the director at the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. He has been associated with the Chandrayaan-2 and Mangalyaan projects as well.

Prashant Goswami

Prashant Goswami, an Indian geoscientist and climatologist, was born in the year 1959. The National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies in New Delhi has been awarded and established himself in the field of computation. Prior to his current position, he was a scientist at the Fourth Paradigm Institute, which was previously known as the CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation. His research on tropical atmospheric variability across various time scales has earned him great recognition.The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, a superior agency of the Government of India for scientific exploration, honored him with the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, which is one of the highest Indian science awards, for his commitments to Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences in 2001.

Runki Goswami

Runki Goswami is an Indian vocalist and composer acclaimed for his mastery of 17 numerous Indian dialects. He is likewise a Telugu music chief.

Rajiv Goswami

Rajiv Goswami (born 12 June 1971, died 24 February 2004) was a student of commerce at Deshbandhu College, Delhi University who became renowned for his self-immolation in September 1990, in opposition to Prime Minister V. P. Singh's application of the Mandal Commission proposals for employment quotas for socially backward communities in India. His act of self-immolation resulted in a huge demonstration and a series of self-immolations by students all over India. In recognition of his actions, the AIIMS junction in Delhi was briefly named Rajiv Chowk during the Mandal commission agitation.

Gopala Bhatta Goswami

Gopala Bhatta Goswami, a prominent devotee of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, was one of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan. He had a major role in formulating the philosophical fundamentals of the Gaudiya Vaishnava faith. He lived during the 16th century and was a highly respected figure in the religion.

Raghunatha dasa Goswami

Raghunatha dasa Goswami was a disciple of Yadunandan-ācārya and one of the six apostles of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who later became collectively known as the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan. Through their writings, these Goswamis created the theological foundation of the Gaudiya Vaishnava faith. Raghunatha dasa stands out for his quality of simplicity and renunciation.

Shyam Manohar Goswami

Shyam Manohar Goswami, more popularly known as Shyamu Bava, is a direct descendant of Shri Vallabha Acharya. He is a notable Sanskrit scholar, philosopher, spiritual leader and an active reformer, who additionally serves as the guru for the Krishna-focused Pushtimarg sect of Vaishnavism.

Srubabati Goswami

Srubabati Goswami is an Indian scientific authority in the areas of High Energy Physics, Astroparticle Physics, and Neutrino Physics. She became a trailblazer by being the first woman from India to receive a doctorate in neutrino oscillations from the Science College at the University of Calcutta.She undertook research at the PRL and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics and subsequently worked at the Harish Chandra Research Institute. At present, she holds the position of a Senior Professor in Theoretical High Energy Physics at the Physical Research Laboratory.Additionally, she is a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences.

Jiva Goswami

Jiva Goswami was a profound Indian philosopher and divine being from the Gaudiya Vaishnava school of Vedanta. He was a prolific author who wrote extensively on the doctrines of Bhakti yoga, Vaishnava Vedanta, and related disciplines. He was the nephew of two renowned scholars, Rupa Goswami and Sanatana Goswami and is remembered as one of the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan.

Amar Goswami

Amar Goswami (born 28th November 1945-passed away 26th June 2012) was a highly respected journalist and a well-known fiction writer in the Hindi literary world. He wrote humorous satires, stories, poems, novels, novelettes and translated numerous Bengali works into Hindi. His stories were broadcasted on All India Radio and some of them were even made into short films.

Omkar Goswami

The Corporate and Economic Research Group Advisory Private Limited (CERG) is spearheaded by Omkar Goswami, a distinguished Indian economist and journalist associated with Business India..

Justice Arup Kumar Goswami

Justice Arup Kumar Goswami, born on 11th March 1961, is a prominent Indian Judge. His past appointments include the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court, Andhra Pradesh High Court, Sikkim High Court and a Judge of Gauhati High Court.

Ashokpuri Goswami

Ashokpuri Goswami is a Gujarati scribe and lyricist from Gujarat, India. In 1997, he was honored with the Sahitya Akademi Award for his book Koovo (1994).

Abhishek Goswami

Abhishek Goswami, born on 6th November 1997, is an Indian cricketer. He launched his first-class career with Uttar Pradesh in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy on 9 November 2017.

Sanatana Goswami

Sanatana Goswami was one of the most devoted disciples of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and a renowned writer of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism school of bhakti (devotion). He was the oldest of the 'Six Goswamis of Vrindavan', which included his own brother, Rupa Goswami.

Bindiya Goswami

Bindiya Goswami is a celebrated Indian former actress. She has left an indelible mark in the Hindi film industry from the 1970s to the 1980s.

Bijoy Krishna Goswami

Bijoy Krishna Goswami was a distinguished Hindu reformer and spiritual leader in India during the colonial age.

Arnab Ranjan Goswami

The president and chief editor of Republic Media Network is Arnab Ranjan Goswami, an Indian journalist and news presenter born on March 7th, 1973. Earlier, he was working for Times Now and ET Now from 2006 to 2016, and had also been employed in the past at NDTV and The Telegraph. He achieved widespread fame for hosting The Newshour, a live debate aired weekdays at 9 pm (IST). Additionally, he hosted an exclusive show titled Frankly Speaking with Arnab. In November 2016, he stepped down as editor-in-chief at Times Now, and his own news channel Republic TV launched in May 2017.

Brindaban Goswami

Former Education Minister of Assam, Brindaban Goswami, had also served as the head of the Asom Gana Parishad. He gained attention during the Assam Agitation, when he was one of the student leaders. He was a part of the Natun Asom Gana Parishad, a faction formed after the split of Asom Gana Parishad, led by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta. He was the President of Asom Gana Parishad for a brief period.

Kunal Goswami

Kunal Goswami is an Indian performer and entrepreneur who has appeared in both films and television. He is the offspring of legendary Indian movie star and filmmaker Manoj Kumar.

Indu Bala Goswami

Indu Bala Goswami is an Indian political figure and the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Himachal Pradesh. She is a representative of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament from Himachal Pradesh, as a member of the BJP. She has chaired the State Women Commission of Himachal Pradesh and the State Social Welfare Board of Himachal Pradesh.

Manoj Kumar

The celebrated actor Manoj Kumar, otherwise known as Harikrishan Goswami, came into the world on 24th July 1937. He is renowned for his work in the Hindi film industry, mainly for his zeal for patriotic films. Because of this, he was given the title of 'Bharat Kumar'. His excellence has been recognized by the Government of India, who granted him a National Film Award and seven Filmfare Awards, across various categories. Moreover, he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1992 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2016 for his invaluable contributions to Indian cinema and art.

Udita Goswami

Udita Goswami was born in 1984 and is a former Indian movie star. She tied the knot with movie director Mohit Suri in 2013. She is related to popular Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi through marriage.

Shahana Goswami

Shahana Goswami is a celebrated Indian actress. She is the daughter of a renowned Indian financial analyst and writer, Omkar Goswami.

Tamal Krishna Goswami

Tamal Krishna Goswami, originally christened Thomas G. Herzig, hailed from New York City, New York in the United States. Since the foundation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1970, he has been a member of its Governing Body Commission. He attained a bachelor's degree in religious studies from Southern Methodist University.

Rupa Goswami

Rupa Goswami was a renowned spiritual mentor, poet, and philosopher belonging to the Gaudiya Vaishnava faith.. He, along with his brother Sanatana Goswami, is regarded as the foremost among the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan who were closely associated with Caitanya Mahaprabhu, an obscure manifestation of Lord Krishna in the present era.

K K Goswami

K K Goswami is a well-known Indian actor, who has acted in a variety of films and TV shows in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali and Bhojpuri languages.

Gracy Goswami

Gracy Goswami is an Indian actress who primarily stars in Hindi television and movies. She began her acting career in 2014, playing the part of Pinky Patil in Bandhan. 

Madhumita Bisht

Madhumita Bisht was formerly known as Madhumita Goswami and was born on October 5, 1964 in Jalpaiguri, India. She hails from West Bengal and is a former professional badminton player.She is the proud champion of 8 national single titles, 9 doubles and 12 mixed doubles titles. She was also part of the Indian contingent to the 1992 Olympics, competing in the women's single event.

Indira Goswami

Indira Goswami, who was known to the world by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and lovingly called as Mamoni Baideo, was an Indian literary figure, poet, professor, researcher and editor.

Mihir Goswami

Mihir Goswami is an Indian political figure from West Bengal. He was in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from 1996 to 2001, and again from 2016 to 2021, representing the Cooch Behar Dakshin constituency. He was the chair of the NBSTC (North Bengal State Transport Corporation). He was a member of the Trinamool Congress till 2020, when he shifted to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Presently, he is the representative of Natabari.

Ram Narayan Goswami

Ram Narayan Goswami, who passed away on the 9th of February 2010 in Bardhaman, was a prominent Indian communist politician and a peasant leader. He was an esteemed member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). During the years 1982-1983, he served as a minister in the West Bengal state government.

Ravinder Goswami

Ravinder Goswami, born on the 3rd of September 1963, is an Indian endocrinologist and professor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi. He is renowned for his research into the area of Vitamin D deficiency, and has been elected to both the National Academy of Sciences in India and Indian Academy of Sciences. In 2008, for his contributions to Medical Sciences, he was honored with the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the most esteemed Indian science awards.

Moloya Goswami

Moloya Goswami is a performer in Indian cinema who principally acts in Assamese movies. She was awarded the Best Actress accolade in the 39th National Film Awards 1992 for her role in the film Firingoti.

Morya Gosavi

Morya Gosavi is renowned as a significant Hindu devotee of Ganesha, the Supreme God of the Ganapatya sect. He is largely considered the leading religious ancestor of the Ganapatyas and has been labeled as the "foremost worshipper" of Ganesha.

Mohan Nath Goswami

Mohan Nath Goswami AC was a soldier belonging to the 9th Para (SF) group of the Parachute Regiment in India's army. He was granted India's highest peacetime military honor, the Ashoka Chakra, posthumously. On 3rd September 2015, Goswami was killed in a Kupwara district, Jammu and Kashmir ambush, while combating four terrorists.

Lajja Goswami

Lajja Goswami, born on 28 September 1988, is an Indian shooter and police officer. She was a part of the National Cadet Corps, and was honoured with the Raksha Mantri Medal in 2009. In 2013, she won a silver medal in the 50-metre rifle 3 position event at the ISSF World Cup in Granada, Spain.

Jhulan Nishit Goswami

Jhulan Nishit Goswami is a former Indian female cricketer who was active from 2002 until 2022. She was a right-arm medium fast bowler and a right-handed batter and is renowned for being one of the fastest bowlers in the sport of all time, being regarded as one of the greatest bowlers ever.

Debabrata Goswami

Debabrata Goswami FInstP FRSC is a highly distinguished Indian chemist who holds the Prof. S. Sampath Chair Professor role in Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Anjali Goswami

Anjali Goswami is a highly regarded Research Leader and the Head of the Graduate Program at the Natural History Museum. In 2022, she was voted President of the Linnean Society of London, making her the first individual of color to be elected to this position since the society was established in 1788. Her area of expertise is in the evolution and development of vertebrates, specifically using detailed 3D images of specimens to analyze how the evolution of biodiversity is impacted by development, ecology, and external environmental factors through long spans of time.

Debashish Goswami

Debashish Goswami is an Indian mathematician who was presented with the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 2012, the highest accolade of its kind in the country. He was awarded this honor for his achievements in the mathematical sciences, following the completion of his PhD from the Indian Statistical Institute, where he was supervised by Kalyan Bidhan Sinha.

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