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Mishra

Mishra, Missra or Misra () is a surname of hindu brahmin communities, found mostly in the northern, eastern and central parts of India. Along with Chaudhry, Thakur, and Khan, it serves as a land owning title in northern Bihar and crosses caste and religious lines in terms of this symbol. The density of Mishra is more among Saryupareen Brahmins, Kanyakubja Brahmins, Sakaldwipi(Sakyadwipi) Brahmins, Maithil_Brahmin, Bhumihar Brahmins, Utkala Brahmins and Upadhaya Brahmins in Nepal. It is one of the most widespread Brahmin surnames in the fertile Gangetic plain region and in the Indian states of Delhi, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, Hyderabad, and West Bengal. It is also found in countries such as Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago under the anglicized version of Misir, The surname is also found in Nepal, Fiji and Mauritius, as well as in other Indian diaspora communities.

"Mishra" or Misra is similar to Maitreya or mapasa or Maitra or Maitri (friend) Mishra and both have same meaning. It is also found in countries such as Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago under the anglicized version of Misir, where many were taken to work on sugar plantations due to their agricultural prowess and skills in medical fields. The surname is also found in Fiji and Mauritius, as well as in other Indian diaspora communities. It is one of the most common surnames among the Brahmins in India. According to Brahmin Gotravali, a book by Geeta Press Gorakhpur, the title was applied to those Brahmins who consecrated religious rituals by memory and did not take the help of books .

Poets and scholars

Classical music and dance

Judiciary

Advocate

Politicians

  • Kapil Mishra – Public Policy Campaigner and political activist

Entertainment and beauty contests

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