Oberoi

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Oberoi
Regions with significant populations
India
Languages
Punjabi and Hindi
Religion
Hinduism and Sikhism
Related ethnic groups
Kukhrain
 
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Oberoi
Regions with significant populations
India
Languages
Punjabi and Hindi
Religion
Hinduism and Sikhism
Related ethnic groups
Kukhrain

Oberoi (also spelled as Uberoi, Oberai and Obhrai) is a Khatri[1][2] clan.

History[edit]

Oberoi is a highly prominent Khatri surname found in India's Punjab and Haryana state. They are a north Indian community that originated in the Pothohar Plateau of Punjab. This region is historically connected with the composition of the Vedas and classics like the Mahabharata and Ashtadhyayi. Most Oberois live in Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur districts of Punjab. This region is known as the Doaba.A hand full of Oberois live in Chandigarh.

When Pakistan and India gained independence, most of the Oberois migrated to India from what became Pakistan. Today Oberois live in all regions of India, but are concentrated in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Etymology[edit]

"Oberoi" belongs to Khatri caste.

Religion[edit]

The Oberois are either Punjabi Hindus or Sikhs.

Notable Oberois[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North West Frontier Province, by H. A. Rose, IBBETSON, Maclagan. Published by Asian Educational Services, 1990. ISBN 81-206-0505-5.
  2. ^ The Amazing Khatris of Punjab by Dost Mittar, Chowk, December 11, 2005.
  3. ^ Deepak Obhrai Profile -Member of Parliament (CANADA)