Saturday, 14 October 2017

Prominent Jain Personalities in the World -

Prominent Jain Personalities in the World  -

Jain  is the title and name given to an adherent of Jainism. The term has its origin in the Sanskrit term jina ("conqueror" or "victor"). This article lists prominent individuals who have self-identified as a follower of Jainism.


  • Acharya Shri Mahapragya - Acharya of Terapanth sect
  • Acharya Mahashraman - 11th Acharya of Terapanth sect.
  • Acharya Shantisagar - Digambara Acharya of 20th century
  • Acharya Vidyananda - prominent Digambara Jain monk
  • Acharya Vidyasagar - prominent Digambara Jain monk
  • Bhadrabahu - last shrutkevali (knower of all Jain Agamas) and spiritual teacher of Emperor Chandragupta
  • Kumudendu Muni - author of Siribhoovalaya.
  • Kundakunda - Jain scholar monk, 2nd century CE, composer of spirituals such as: Samayasara, Niyamasara, Pancastikayasara, Pravacanasara, Atthapahuda and Barasanuvekkha.
  • Pujyapada
  • Shrimad Rajchandra - 19th century philosopher/mystic
  • Siddhasena Divakara - author of Sanmatitarka Prakarana
  • Virasena - 9th century mathematician
  • Sushil Kumar - 20th century Acharya and yogi spread Jainism outside India.
  • Rakesh Jhaveri-Founder of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission.

Business leaders / Top executives


  • Ajit Gulabchand - leader of HCC Limited
  • Dilip Shanghvi - owner Of Sun Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai
  • Anand Jain - owner of Jai Corporations, Mumbai
  • Vinay Jain - Mitthan Lal Marketing Ltd.
  • Vinay Maloo - Chairman of Enso Group
  • Ambalal Sarabhai - Sarabhai group of Companies
  • Premchand Roychand - Founding member of The Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Bhavarlal Jain - industrialist in Indian agriculture owner of Jain irrigation
  • Gautam Adani - Chairman, Adani Group
  • Gulabchand Hirachand
  • Indu Jain - owner, The Times Group
  • Kasturbhai Lalbhai - one of the founders of Arvind Mills (1931)
  • Lalchand Hirachand
  • Mofatraj Munot - Kalpataru Ltd.
  • Narendra Patni - founder of Patni Computer Systems
  • Sahu Ramesh Chandra Jain - ex-editor, Times of India Group Publications
  • Mangal Prabhat Lodha - owner of Lodha Group,Mumbai
  • Walchand Hirachand - founder, Walchand Hirachand group
  • Motilal Oswal - Chairman and Managing Director of Motilal Oswal Group
  • Pradeep Jain- owner of karbonn Mobiles


  • Ajit Jain - President of Berkshire Hathaway Insurance group USA
  • Anshu Jain - co-CEO of Deutsche Bank.
  • Naveen Jain - founder of InfoSpace and Intelius
  • Raj Jain - co-founder of Nayna Networks Inc. USA

Indian Freedom Struggle

  • Mridula Sarabhai - Indian independence activist
  • Ambalal Sarabhai - Indian independence activist
  • Jagdish Chandra Jain - Indian independence activist
  • Lakshmi Chand Jain - freedom fighter, cooperative leader
  • Mool Chand Jain - often referred to as "Gandhi of Haryana"
  • Sohan Lal Jain - Gandhian and freedom fighter
  • Daulat Mal Bhandari - Gandhian, first Member of Parliament from Jaipur, later Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court


  • Dilip Doshi - Indian Test and one-day cricketer
  • Anju Jain - Indian cricketer
  • Karu Jain - Indian cricketer
  • Phadeppa Dareppa Chaugule - marathon runner


  • Ilango Adigal
  • Champat Rai Jain - influential Jain writer and apologist of the 20th century
  • Banarasidas - poet, spiritualist and thinker. composed the Banarasivilasa, Nataka Samayasara and his magnum opus, Ardhakathanaka, the first ever autobiography in Hindi literature.
  • Nathuram Premi - publisher and scholar of Jainism, founder of Hindi Granth Karyalay and Manikchandra Jain Granthamala, historian, researcher, social reformer and editor of Jain Mitra and Jain Hitaishi'
  • Bhagchandra Jain 'Bhaskar' - scholar of Jainism, Buddhism, religious studies and ancient languages. He is a recipient of the President's (Rastrapati) Award and has written over 40 books and published more than 300 research papers.
  • Bal Patil - author, journalist, Jain activist and ex-member of Minority Commission, Government of Maharashtra
  • Padmanabh Jaini - author, Professor Emeritus Berkeley University
  • Jainendra Kumar
  • Kanhaiyalal Sethia
  • Jatasimhanandi
  • Shivakotiacharya
  • Janna
  • Bhattakalanka Deva - Kannada grammarian
  • Virchand Gandhi - represented Jainism in 1893's parliament of world religions, delivered 535 captivating speeches in USA and Europe, and as activist initiated education of Indian women's in USA under banner of SEWI.
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