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Goud

Goud

The Goud or Idiga (గౌడ్) are one of the castes in India. The Goud are one of the largest castes in Andhra Pradesh comprising more than 17% of its population. Gouds are involved in soma and Ayurvedic medicine developers in ancient days who are classified as Somavansh Kshatriyas. At present, they are involved in Palm wine/Toddy tapping, bar & restaurants service, farming and modern professions. Sardar Sarvayi Papanna Goud, Gouthu Lachanna, Dharma Biksham, K.E. Madanna Goud, B.S.A. Swamy, Former Karnataka Chief Minister Bangarappa, Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan, Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kamaraj and Former Kerala Chief Minister Sree R Sankar, Tulla Devender Goud, Founder - Nava Telangana Praja Party, Film Actor Suman, Janardhan Poojari,Shiv Nadar (HCL) and Sibu Lal (Co founder of Infosys) all hail from this community.

Origin

Regarding their origin, several legends are present. According to the Goud Puran, they are said to have come from Benares and other parts of Northern India, where they were originally engaged in the manufacture and sales of spirituous liquors. Another legend represents them as having sprung from Koundinya Rishi, who was created by Parvati for the purpose of extracting and fermenting the sap of the wild date palm and thus supplying the wants of gods and men in the matter of intoxicating drinks. It is said that the gods and demons were so delighted with the pleasant beverage, that they conferred upon him the title of 'Gouda' or 'the head of mankind.'

The words Goud and Idiga derived from Telugu word idcha means draw or fight. Some historians also argue that both the words Goud and Idiga derived from old Dravidian word ida or ila means island. They are known as Deevaramakkalu which also might have been derived from dweep which means an island, possibly pointing towards Srilanka. It’s believed that Gouds were practicing Buddhism before the arrival of Brahmins from the North. Buddhism in South India is believed to have arrived from Srilanka and hence the Idigas were possibly descendents of the Buddhist monks from Srilanka and natives who absorbed Buddhism by influence of these monks. There were two divisions among Gouds of Andhra Pradesh, Dandu Idigas and Baliga Idigas. Dandu or Dande, meaning Pole weapon/pole, was used as weapon in wars. Dandu Idigas were warriors and were associated with feudal army of Telugu kings. Dandu Idigas were also known as Palli or Patha(old) Gouds, considered to be endangered. Baliga Idigas were toddy tappers of palm tree.

It seems probable that the caste is a functional group, formed from the members of other castes under the pressure of the demand for intoxicating drinks. This view bears support from the internal structure of the caste, which shows that it comprises several independent groups. Internal Structure.---- The caste is divided into six endogamous groups. (1) Deva Goundala, (2) Shetti Goundala, (3) Mashti Goundala, (4)Goundala, (5) Idiga and (6) Laguwad. The above names are only historical. The different names are not known at least after 18th centuary.

Deva Goundala

It is believed that they are dweep goundalas, original descendents of Buddhist monks from island. However the members of this sub-sect claim and is traditionally ascribed to the fact that the members of this sub-caste supplied toddy and arrack/liquor to the Devas(gods). At the Present day, they hold the highest rank among the Goundala castes.

The Shetti, or Chetti Goundala

They are numerous and also enjoy highest or slightly lesser rank along with Deva Goundalas. They assert that the distinctive title Shetti was conferred upon their ancestor by Raja Prataparudra of Warangal, for successfully meeting and overcoming an invincible gymnast in a wrestling match. Later many became good gymnasts, participated in wrestling matches and were also recruited into army.

Mashti Goundala

Mashti Goundala occupy the lowest position among the Goundala sub-castes. They have five sub-divisions: (1) Tella Idiga, (2) Kulla Jain, (3) Kada, (4) Ayanotiwaru and (5) Jetti. The members of these sub-castes don’t inter-marry.

Idigas

The word 'Idiga' comes from 'Ita' which means a Shendi tree, and who make incisions on the tree for its sap are called Ita Godlu , the two words ultimately passing into the term 'Idiga'. The sub-caste is said to have been recruited from among members of other castes, especially from the Mutrasi, Munnur and Telega castes. The Idigas have a sub-division called 'Thala Idiga,'the word 'Thala' signifying 'the head.'

Laguwad

The Laguwad or Lagullawandlu are so called because they wear lagus i.e., short trousers.This sub-caste is also recruited from other castes.

The History_of _alcohol reveals the following facts.

• Humans all over the world consumed alcoholic beverages as a stable food from 10000BC to 2000BC as compared to bread or meals. In India, sura _drink and soma are prepared from the cultivated products like rice, wheat, sugar cane(Ikshavaku ), grapes, flowers and other fruits. Storage of these beverages is very easy as compared to storage of grains. These beverages are considered as the God given due to their energy content and medicinal effects. • During 2000 BC to 500 BC, human beings food habits changed from alcohol consumption to more traditional foods like bread, meals, rasam and curries etc as there are lots of ayurvedic medicines invented during these times.

Kingdoms are formed around 5000 years back or 3000BC. During these times, somavanshi Kshatriyas took over the profession of development of alcoholic beverage and ayurvedic medicine development & production.

Mythological Origins

  • According to Gowd legend, they originated from the Great Sage Kaundinya who lived in kurnool district (around 1300 AD), who they believe originally invented toddy tapping. They believe that many kings came from their community including the Chalukya, and the Satavahana kings. The community is derived branch of somavamsha kshatriyas(Haihaya kshatriyas) who lived at the time of Parashurama. They pray the deity Renuka who is a kshatriya and mother of parashurama. She is also wife jamadagni who is a brahmin.

At those times, the community needed a kshatriya type warrior position to spread soma to the people. They needed brahminical help to do different types soma liquids. The haihaya king Kartavirya anrjuna is famous at those times.

  • Alcohol, Madhu or Nectar is first given to Demi Gods by Lord Vishnu in Mohini Avatar along with Kalpavriksha (present day coconut tree or palm tree). These trees may be 60 million years old. The timing also coincides with the timing of kurma avatar. Lord Vishnu is also called as Madhu or Madhusudhan. In the initial days, Gouds got patronized by Amrutham and started distilling different types of liquor. They used to serve liquor to the people to relieve them from different types of diseases and pains. They invented lot of ayurvedic medicines to sabotage different types of illnesses. They tried most of the trees and fruits to get different types of wines. Finally they invented toddy (only having 1 to 5 % alcohol) which is considered to be the best food as well as medicine, even today. Toddy is drunk mostly in the rural parts which is relatively low in price(of about ¼ the cost of Beer of same alcoholic content). Toddy is available only during February to May month of every year. The community will live like farmers during the rest of the year.
  • The Setti Balija’s and Sri Sayana’s original name was Goud. Their surnames Gudala,Gubbala, Geddada, Gouthu suggests that their original name was Goud - these adaptations first became known in the 18th and 19th centuries . Sri Dommeti Venkat Garu (A Goud), had a chief status and changed the community name to Setti Balija. Sri Dommeti Venkat Garu lived in Bodasakurru village near Kakinada of East Godavari District.
  • Kerala was considered be the origin of the Goud or Ezhava community as early as Ramayana and Mahabharata times.
  • The Eastern Chalukyas ruled Andhra region from 7th century to 1189 CE. They had their capital originally at Vengi near Nidadavole of the West Godavari district and later changed to Rajamahendravaram (Rajamundry). During this period Gouds prospered around this

region. They constitute the single largest community in Godavari districts. Chalukya Bhima-I has constructed many Bimeshwar temples at Dhraksha Rama, Somarlakota(Present samalkot ). Chalukya kings constructed Someshwar temples at Nidadavole and Bhimavaram of West Godavari. This shows their liking towards soma.

  • Gundaya (950 CE) was the first known historical figure among the Kakatiyas.

There are lot of gouds residing around warangal or orugallu.The kakatiyas are belied to be of Racherla gotram kings. During the fall of Kakatiya empire, the musini surname families (Markandeya gotram) who ruled the kakatiya empire for 50 years got settled in Warangal,Nalgonda,Krishna and Godavari districts. There are lot of gouds with musini surname in the above districts. There are lot of villages like musinuri, musinipally, musinivari palem and musigampala. There are lot of other communities with these surnames.

  • During Vijayanagara Empire, the Gouds and Nadars were having dominant position in the society because of their huge population (Single largest community of South India) and the society dependency on toddy (a beverage which was called as mandhu (medicine). The rayana(surname is common in gouds residing in Ananthapur, Kurnool, Prakasham, Guntur, Krishna, and Godavari districts) families got settled during the fall of Vijayanagara empire. All the trading castes were having equal respect to the farming communities,as the income from farming was just below the income from different trades. Earlier to this empire from Neolithic_Revolution, farming was a low profit self employment work by all communities including Tribals.
  • By the end of 18th century the British East India Company had consolidated their rule in Andhra. They brought modern cultivation methods with good transportation of materials. The cultivation become more profitable. The rich gouds entered into cultivation where as the Poor gouds stick to various low income professions and they become further poor.

The British also suppressed the gouds as the British wanted their products to be more used by the Indians.

  • During 1850 AD, there is a widespread negative propaganda in drinking alcoholic beverages. Most of the researchers felt that drinking alcoholic beverages can cause major

health problems and also decreases thinking power.

Present research on Alcohol consumption has made public about the following facts.

Alcoholic beverages tend to stimulate your appetite.
• Wine consists of smaller quantities of phytochemicals that tend to reduce your chances of developing heart disease and certain cancers.
Moderate drinkers may have a lower risk of diabetes than non-drinkers. Research finds an association between better cognition or thinking ability and moderate drinking.
• Genes play a major role in deciding as to how your body will process alcohol.
• Keep a check on the eatables that you consume while boozing, because that can lead to weight gain.
• Excess of anything is bad, so drink in limited quantities then be it beer, wine or spirits. Excessive drinking can cause hangover, leading to problems like nausea, vomit etc.

The most advanced countries, like USA (30 times), Germany, France and China have a per capita consumption (alcohol) which is 40 to 10 times that of India.

  • Gouds use the name "Prasad" to represent their affinity for cultivating coconut fields and banana fields. The following surnames suggest that gouds mostly depend on tree products like Talla, thati (palm tree), nara, narikel, naragani(coconut), chintal, chintalapati (tamarind), mamidla, mamidisetti (Mango), panasa, arati (banana). Some surnames like annam (Rice) and cheruku (sugarcane) suggest their current day cultivation.
  • The members of the caste claim to have the following gotras (exogamous groups)

(1) Shivansha gotra, (2) Shivanama gotra, (3) Nishila gotra, (4) Surabhandeshwar, (5) Koundinya, (6) Bharadwaja, (7) kashapa, (8) Mrukanda, (9) vasista, (10) Markendeya, (11) Dhanunjaya, (12) Datteraya, (13) Vruddhamahamuni, (14) Tullyamahamuni, (15) Racherla (This gotram came around 500 AD) and (16) Pydipala (This gotram came around 1700 AD).

Religion

They are divided into Tirmanidharis and Vibhutidharis, or the worshippers of Vishnu and Shiva, under the guidance of their respective sectarian gurus, Shri Vaishnava and Aradhi Brahmans. Preference is, however, given to the worship of Shiva, whom they adore under the peculiar name of someshwar, or "the god Shiva who heads soma."

The goddess somalamma who is considered to be the avatar of kali, is prayed by Hindus. There are lot of villages that were comeup with the goddess somalamma. They celebrate the festival of Katamayya Panduga(Gouda’s festival) or bonalu in shravan masam, of every year.

Sardar Sarvai Papanna Goud

Sardar Sarvayi Papanna Goud also called as Papadu was a Telugu King, who ruled Buvanagiri of Nalgonda, Thatikonda of Warangal, Kolanupaka, Cheriyala, Karimnagar, Huzurabad and Husnabad regions for 30 years. Papanna Goud born in 1650 A.D. Having seen the oppressions and atrocities committed by Mughals, during that time raised a small army out of warrior castes through guerilla attacks on them. He recruited followers from an array of idiga men and ritually warrior groups to form an army of several thousand. With it, he mounted successful assaults against several of the major towns in Telangana which were under Mughals and captured several towns and forts.

Demographics

  • Gouds are found all over Andhra Pradesh, but large concentrations can be found in East Godavari, West Godavari,Warangal,RR,Nizamabad, Nalgonda, Karimnagar, Medak,Kurnool, Krishna,Khammam, Guntur and Adilabad, districts.
  • They are one of the most populous castes in Nizamabad, East Godavari, Nalgonda, Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal, Krishna, Prakasham, Nellore, Anantapur, West Godavari, Medak, RR, Mahbubnagar, Khammam and Hyderabad districts.
  • In Nalgonda, Medak, Kurnool and Mahbubnagar they have economic and political status similar to the Reddy caste. In Godavari districts, they are the most populous caste and have equal political status as the Kapu Caste.
  • In Maharashtra, they are settled in Nanded & Latur region of Marathwada, Chandrapur of Vidharba and in Konkan region. Though population of this caste is small in Marathwada and Vidharbha and known as 'Kalal/Goud Kalal', there are large populations in Konkan region and known as 'Bhandaris'
  • In Telangana, castes with the largest population are the Gouds, Yadavs, Mudiraju, Padmashali, and Munnuru Kapus.
  • The Savji or Somvanshya Sahasrarjun Kshatriya or SSK Samaj are a Kshatriya community concentrated in the districts bordering Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. They are mostly found in significant numbers in Hubli, Gadag, Harihar, Belgaum, Gulbarga and Bangalore in Karnataka, Armoor and Hyderabad/Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Sholapur, Yeola, Nasik, Sinnar, Sangamner in Maharastra and in other parts of northern India, but less in number.

There is a case pending in High court of AP to include them in BC-A category. http://hc.ap.nic.in/orders/wp_25815_2003.html

Common Surnames

Goud surnames will have the following suffixes:

  • Setti or setty - Visakapatnam, Godavari, Khammam and Krishna districts.
    • Like - Medisetti, Vasamsetti, Koppisetti, Mamidisetti, Anagani, Polagani, Bonagani etc
  • Gani or gany - Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore & Telangana.
    • Like - Maragani,Alegani,Bathini, Byragoni, Balagouni, ,Balagowni,Deshagouni,Deshagowni,veeragowni,Balagoni,Badagowni,Chalamalla,Gavini,Jalagam,Macharla,Manda,Pogula,Sudagani.etc

setti surnames mostly came from the business profession. Gani or goni or Gouni surnames came from the profession of Ganadhipathi(leader of warriers).

Community

It comes under BC-B section 4. The following castes are considered as Goud community under AP BC act. List of B.Cs and categorization (As per G.O.Ms. No. 1793 Education Dept., Dt : 23.9.1970 as modified from time to time).

  • Goud, Gowd
  • Gamalla Gowda
  • Ediga, Idiga
  • Gouda
  • Goundla
  • Settibalija
  • Segidi
  • Sri Sayanas
  • Yatha

Traditional occupations

'The Gouds originally prospered around the Godavari River. The Goud community adopted alcoholic beverage production and sale as their trade. This trade is believed to be a gift from God. The people who serve toddy are considered God-like (Somanath, Madhusudhana, and Gandharvas).'

Gouds also support themselves in farming and warrior profession which is a generalised trade being followed by all communities. From Kshatriyas to Schedule castes are allowed to do cultivation. Warrior position is also given to all communities in different positions. Before the british came every community has a specific trade to do.

Gouds prospered during Eastern chalukya empire(goud kings), Kakatiya empire(Goud kings ) and Vijaya nagar empire (Yadava kings).During these empires, all communities have a good respect in society. After the British came, some trades like (warrior positions) are lost and some trades like handloom,fishing,animal herding etc have become unprofitable. Due to the British_Agricultural_Revolution, only farming become more profitable.

A substantial body of educated Gouds constitute captains of the Information Technology enterprises and have established India's largest software outfits like Infosys and HCL Technologies.In Telangana, Gouds are mainly found in the brewing/liquor industry.

Different Regions - Different Caste Names

• They are identified by different names in different regions.

  • Goud, Gowd or Gouda in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Edigas or Idigas or Goudu or Gowdu in Rayalaseema region and South Coastal Andhra.
  • Setty Balijas in East Godavari, West Godavari,Krishna, Visakhapatnam.

  • Gowda or Gamalla in coastal Andhra pradesh (mainly in Krishna,Guntur,Prakasam,Nellore,West Godavari,Prakasam)
  • Sri Sayanas in Vishakapatanam, Vizayanagaram, and Srikakulam.
  • Bhandari in Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa.
  • Goud, Goud Kalal, Kalal in Maharashtra.



Kalwars are members of the subcaste of "distillers of alcohol" within the Indian caste system. In modern times, they may follow any occupation. Kalwars are Haihayavamshi.They are classified as Of Somavamshiya Sahasrarjun Kshatriyas. Haihaya is branch of Somavamshiya Kshatriyas.They claim lineage from one of the greatest Kings of all times Rajeshwara Sahasrarjuna also known as Kartavirya Arjuna, one of the great Chakarvarti Samrats of India. Common Surnames

Jayaswal Jaiswal Jayswal Choudhary Gopaliya Gupta Ahluwalia & Walia Karnwal Mahawar' Lohiya Batham Kharidaha Vyahut Shoundik (sudi) kshyatriya Martha Pardesi kalar (central India) Shivhare Somvanshi Pareta Mewada Tak Porwal Purviya Suwalka Rai' '* Choukse

Dadsena Malviya Jain Jaiswal Jain Kalar Survanshi Daharwal 'Neorgade Jaisar' Sahu Nashine Pashine Khuble Patel Verma Gulhare Sugnadhi Aarya Tikkiwal Talwar' Lanjekar They number an estimated 3,500,000 worldwide and mostly live in: Western and Northern India, Nepal, Central and Western Pakistan, Eastern Afghanistan, Germany. There are similar communities in different parts of India involved in same profession and back ground.Ezhavas or Thiyyas of kerala,Billavas and Thiyya billavas of South Kannada region,Edigas of Karnataka,Bhandari of Maharastra,Nadars of Tamilnadu,Gouds of Andhra,Durave and Nalaver of Srilanka are from the same stock.

Similar Castes in other States

The same caste in Andhra Pradesh has following names (OBC list of central government)

  • Billava
  • Bhandari
  • Bandaru
  • Ballshetty
  • Deevar
  • Devaramakkalu
  • Gamalla
  • Goundla
  • Goondla
  • Ezhava
  • Halepaik

  • Idiga
  • Kalal
  • Ediga
  • Eliga
  • Iliga
  • Malayali Billava
  • Namdhari
  • Thiyan
  • Tiyan
  • Thiyya
  • Vallala

Similar caste names in other parts of the country

Karnataka

  • Idigara /Deevaru
  • Billavas
  • Halepaik
  • Namadhari

Kerala

Tamil Nadu

North India

  • Jaiswal

Maharashtra

  • Kalal
  • Goud Kalal
  • Bhandari

Famous Gouds

  • Tulla Devender Goud, Founder - Nava Telangana Praja Party(NTPP)
  • Donkeni Bikshapathi Goud(A.P Co.operative bank chairman)
  • Late Moola Narayana Swamy, Vauhini Studios and Vauhini Pictures founder
  • Padamati Sundarkumar IAS commissioner Endowments Dept
  • Sonti Venketeswara Rao,M.S,Retired Optholmology Professor,Kakinada,East Godavari
  • Sonti Srihari, CEO Surveyor Software Solutions
  • Sattur Ramaiah
  • Balagouni Jangaiah Goud Excise Contractor
  • Lingala Babaiah Goud EX Sarpanch,Excise Contractor
  • Boddu Satyanarayana Goud,Ex.A.P Toddy President,Excise contractor,Ex.A.P Goud Sangam General Secretary
  • Lingala Shivaiah Goud Excise Contractor Amberpet
  • T.Anjaiah Goud (Paradise) Excise Contractor,Film Producer
  • Nemuri Balraj Goud Excise Contractor,Film Producer
  • Kotha Das Goud Ex Army Man,Excise Contractor,Ex AP Kabaddi Asso President,Ex Wrestler
  • Dr. Sattur Chandrashekhar Goud, Retired Additional Director General, Health Department, Govt of AP
  • Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose,INC,Ramachandrapuram, East Godavari
  • Late Kudupudi Prabhakara Rao,INC, Ex-Minister, Amalapuram, East Godavari
  • Maragani Buchiah Goud, MLA First general election after AP formation, Socialist Party
  • Kudupudi Chittabbai,INC, Amalapuram, East Godavari
  • Pithani Satya Narayana,INC,Penugonda, West Godavari
  • T. Venkateshwar (Raj) Goud (Charitable Work around the world through GVG Foundation)
  • Mukesh Goud,INC,MaharajGunj, Hyderabad
  • Padma Rao Goud,TRS,Secunderabad, Hyderabad
  • RajaLingam Goud,INC,Warangal, Warangal
  • Alegani Dayanand Goud , Mehdipatnam , Hyderabad
  • Alegani Premraj Goud , Sanjeevreddy Nagar
  • Pabathi Sathyanarayana Goud, Kavadiguda
  • Palakurthi Rajeshwar Goud , Kavadiguda , Secunderabad(President-Restaurants, Gouda Sangam,Local Fame)
  • Gouthu Shyam Sunder Shivaji,TDP,Sompeta, Srikakulam
  • Medisetti Tirupati Rao,KAKINADA,East Godavari District.(Former ,BJP State Geetha Karmika Cell Jt.Convenor)
  • Medisetti Tirumala Kumar,IRS,The commissioner of Income Tax.
  • Dommeti Venkateswarlu,INC,Tallarevu,East Godavari
  • Mallula Laxmi Narayana, TDP, MLC, W. Godavari
  • Late Kudupudi Suryanarayana,MLA,Amalapuram
  • Late Kudupudi Gopala Krishna Gokhale, IPS, Assistant Commissioner of Police.
  • Jannu kiran kumar MD Kiran group of industries ,Gudivada
  • Bonala naveen kumar goud (IGAP International Gouds Association President (Aus)Hyd)
  • Palle Laxman Rao Goud, President, A.P. Goud Sangam & President, Goud Hostel, Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad.
  • Eada Seshagiri Rao Goud, President, Goud Officials & Professionals' Association, A.P., Hyderabad and Gen. Secretary,Goud Hostel, Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad.
  • K Padmanabha Goud , Retd Dist and Sessions Judge, Hyderabd.
  • Goppu PaydiRaju(AU Register) (president GOUDASANGAM) Visakhapatnam
  • Late Tulluru Narsimharao Goud,Timber contractor and Liquor Distubuter,Tenali, Guntur(dt)
  • Gurujala Venkateshwar Goud, GENERAL MANAGER of Ford Motor Company, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Meduri Satyanarayana, Educationist, Late President of Hithakarini Samajam, Rajahumndry
  • Bhupathina Krishna Murthy, Retd Dist and Sessions Judge & State Anti-Land Grabbing court Judge Andhra Pradesh.
  • Bingi Bikshapathi Goud Ex INDIAN Kabaddi Team Captain
  • Adarsh T. Goud STARTING SMALL FORWARD for the Zephyr's Basketball Team. Career Averages of: 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 43% 3PT FG.
  • RACHAMALLA SHEKAR GOUD GREATER HYDERABAD (N.S.U.I) SECRETARY. Native place MOOSAPET.

Politics

  • H.B. Narse Goud, Ex-Minister, Anantapur District
  • Late Kudupudi Prabhakara Rao,INC, Ex-Minister, Amalapuram, East Godavari
  • Tulla Devender Goud, Founder - Nava Telangana Praja Party(NTPP)
  • Madhu Goud Yaskhi, INC, Nizamabad,(MP)
  • Mukesh Goud,INC,MaharajGunj, Hyderabad, BC Welfare Minister, AP.
  • Late Sri Buyya Ramanadham, CPI(M) , Khammam
  • Bommagani Dharma Biksham,CPI,Nalgonda
  • K. E. Krishnamurthy,TDP,Kurnool
  • Tadur Bala Goud,INC,Nizamabad
  • Late Moola Venkata Rangaiah, Ex Municipal Chairman, Tadipatri, Anatapur(Dist)
  • Y. Gadilingana Goud,Praja Socialist Party and Swatantra Party,Kurnool
  • Dr. M.Mallikarjun Goud,INC,(Former Union Minister,six term MP, 4 times from Mahboobnagar and 2 times from Medak )
  • Bikshapathi Goud,Nalgonda
  • Aithagani Pedda Laxmaiah Goud (Vill:Dorepally, Mandal:Kanagal, Dist: Nalgonda)
  • Aithagani Bixamaiah Goud (Vill:Dorepally, Mandal:Kanagal, Dist: Nalgonda)
  • Late Dr.Gouthu Latchanna,Socialist,Sompeta,Srikakulam
  • Matta Satya Rao,Business man,Ex-Gowda Sangam President,Visakhapatnam
  • Ireni Lingaiah,Dommata,Medak
  • Nimmala Ramulu,Chalakurthy,Nalgonda
  • K.E. Madanna Goud,INC,Pathikonda,Kurnool
  • Kagita Venkata Rao ,TDP,Malleswaram,Krishna
  • Kambalpadu Ediga Prabhakar,TDP,Dhone,Kurnool
  • Sainath Goud,TDP,Gouthi,Anantapur
  • Katikam Sathaiah Goud, TDP, Nakrekal,Nalgonda
  • Koduri Satyanarayana Goud,INC,Choppadandi,Karimnagar
  • Vanga Mohan Goud, Nagarkurnool,Mahboobnagar
  • Late Kudupudi Prabhakar Rao, Ex Commercial Tax minister, Amalapuram, East Godavari
  • Pilli Anantha Lakshmi,TDP,Sampara, East Godavari
  • Eevuri Sitaramamma, Ex Minister, Guntur
  • Late Anagani Bhagavantha Rao, Ex Minister, Guntur
  • Maragani Buchiah Goud, MLA from First General Elections after AP formation, Socialist Party
  • Potta Shankar Goud, TNTUC, BHEL R&D
  • Arelli Bucchaiah Goud, Warangal
  • Late Kudupudi Surayanarayana, MLA, Amalapuram
  • G.Rajesham Goud,Ex-minister,Karimnagar
  • Macherla Jagannatham,INC,Vardhannapeta,Warangal
  • Desini China Mallaiah Goud , CPI, Karimnagar
  • D.Rajalingam Goud, INC, Chereyala,Warangal
  • Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose,INC,Ramachandrapuram, East Godavari
  • Maragani Buchiah Goud, MLA First general election after AP formation, Socialist Party
  • Kudupudi Chittabbai,INC, Amalapuram, East Godavari
  • Pithani Satya Narayana,INC,Penugonda, West Godavari
  • Padma Rao Goud,TRS,Secunderabad, Hyderabad
  • RajaLingam Goud,INC,Warangal, Warangal
  • Gouthu Shyam Sunder Shivaji,TDP,Sompeta, Srikakulam
  • Dommeti Venkateswarlu, INC, Tallarevu,East Godavari
  • Mallula Laxminarayana, TDP, MLC (Penugonda),West Godavari
  • EL.Sanjanna Goud, (EX.ZPTC) Veldurthy Mandal Kurnool Dist.
  • Kamana Lakshman Rao, BJP, Razole, E.G Dist
  • Badagowni Kodanda Raman Goud ZPTC & Ex-MPP, Gopalpet,Mahaboobnagar(TDP)
  • B. Janardhan Goud,MLA ,INC
  • Birudu Rajamallu Goud, Peddapalli, Karimnagar Dist, Former MLA from TDP and from 2004 in Telangana Janata Party
  • Lingala Bikshapathi Goud EX DCC PRESIDENT RR Dist
  • Lingala Nageshwar Rao Goud EX Vice Chairman LB Nagar Muncipality,Gen Sec DCC RR Dist
  • V.N. Goud, former MLA as Independent and Congress from Nagarkurnool, Mahbubnagar in 1967,1972, and 1983 elections.
  • G. Narayan Rao Goud, ex-MLA, TDP ,Himayatnagar,Hyd in 1983
  • RACHAMALLA SHEKAR GOUD, GREATER HYDERABAD {N.S.U.I} SECRETAERY. NATIVE PLACE,(MOOSAPET).

Business And Industrialists

  • Late Sri Buyya Ramanadham , Precious & Semi-Precious Stones Trader, Khammam
  • Moola Narayana Swamy,Founder of Vauhini Studios,Film Producer,Rayalaseema Textiles, Oil Mills, Milk Co-op Societies, Arrack contractor, Tadipatri,Anantapur
  • Late Tulluru Narsimharao Goud,Timber contractor and Liquor Distubuter, Tenali, Guntur(dt)
  • Late Lingaala Guru Lingam Goud, HYD
  • Raja Narsa Goud of Nizamabad, Excise Contractor,Civil Contractor to the Government of Nizam, Industrialist
  • T. Venkateshwar (Raj) Goud (Marvel Group)
  • Raja L Ramagoud of Nizamabad,Film Distributor & Excise Contractor
  • Matta Lokeshkumar (Kumar Videos & Kumar Computer Institute)VISAKHAPATNAM
  • Pandala Madan Mohan Goud,Miryalguda(Top L.i.c dev officer)
  • Polagani Dharmarajulu (Fleet owner Pre-Independence era, Machilipatnam)
  • Sri Dommeti Venkat Garu
  • G.V. Vamshi Ravi Raj Goud (CMD of Alekhya Marketing Yellow Pages)
  • Patnam Prabhakar Goud
  • Patnam Swamy Goud
  • S. Vidyasagar Goud
  • Kancharla Satyanarayana Goud, Liquior Business, Prakasam (Dt)
  • P. Amrut Prasad Goud, Amsri Builders
  • G.V. Harish Goud, Surabhi Shelters Ltd, Hyderabad
  • M. Jagadeshwar Goud (Balaji Motors Miyapur)
  • A. Satish Kumar (Amuchi Automotives Private Limited , Visakhapatnam)
  • Late Katta Pulliah, Mulkipalli, Razole Dst
  • Sakkirolla Chakradhara Goud, M.D & CEO - M/S Sohum Tech Solutions India Pvt Ltd ,Hyderabad.
  • Bokka Venkateswara Rao, M.D & CEO- M/S Sun Energy Systems India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad.
  • Badagowni Kodanda Raman Goud
  • Kesani Shankara Rao Goud, Kuchinapudi (Guntur)
  • Amudala Sudhakar Goud
  • Amudala Srinivas Goud
  • Beemagouni Mallikarjun Goud
  • Sukhdev Goud J - M Sc Computers,Property Developer-London
  • Jeripothula Muthaiah Goud RealEstate(Nalgonda)
  • Jeripotula Kanakaiah Goud RealEstate/Liquor (Nalgonda)
  • Jeripotula Gopal Goud RealEstate/Liquor (Nalgonda)
  • Jeripotula Sydul Goud Liquor (Nalgonda)
  • Srihari Sonti, CEO of Surveyor Software Solutions

Freedom Fighters

  • Gouthu Latchanna, Srikakulam
  • K.E. Madanna Goud
  • Late Sri Buyya Ramanadham, Khammam
  • Ireni Lingaiah, Medak
  • Sudagani Rajalu Goud, Warangal
  • Bommagani Dharma Biksham, Nalgonda
  • Nimmala Ramulu Goud, Nalgonda
  • Satoor Ramanna Goud, Mehboobnagar
  • Pilli Saravayya Goud Nuzvidu
  • Pandala Madan Mohan Goud,Miryalguda(Top Dev.off in INDIA)

Social Service, Welfare Activities and Charity

Law

Medicine

  • Dr.Ankem Murali Krishna, M.S,M.D; Urology,USA
  • Dr.Rajulapati Radha Krishna, M.D; Anesthesiology,USA
  • Dr. Ere Seshaiah Goud(M.B.B.S,M.D,Director of Legal Medicine Unit, Ministry of National Security Jamaica, West Indies)
  • Dr. Aradhana Goud (Radiologist-UK)
  • Dr. S. Narasimha Rao (M.S,M.CH Professor & Head, Chest Hospital S.R Nagar-Hyderabad)
  • Dr. B. Narasaiah (Internationally renowned Laparoscopic Surgeon)
  • Dr. M. Nagabhushanam (Professor & Head, Dept. of Surgery, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad [Retd])
  • Dr. M.S.Gowd (Internationally renowned Dental Surgeon,Dr.GOWDS Dental Hospital)
  • Dr.Saibaba Goud (Devnar Foundation for the Blind)
  • Dr. T. Yadaiah Goud (Aditya Hospital)
  • Dr. Sabitha Bhushan Parasa (Dental Surgeon, USA) (Boston Dental College)
  • Dr. D. Chalapati Raju (Annapurna Nursing Home,Vendra,W.G Dt)
  • Dr. E. Adi Laxmi (Aditya Hospital)
  • Dr. L. Suresh Goud (Woodland Hospital)
  • Dr. K. Shyamsundar Goud (Osmania Hospital)
  • Dr. Sujatha (Sarojini Eye Institute)
  • Dr. K. Eashwer Goud (Urologist,Gandhi Medical College)
  • Dr. G. Jagadishwar Goud (Surgical Oncology)
  • Dr. Shuchee Goud Yaskhi (Gynecologist)
  • Dr. Madhusudan Goud (Narayanguda Veterinary Hospital)
  • Dr. S.N. Goud (Honored with the title as, Best Service Motto Doctor)
  • Dr. Ireni Raja Kiran Kumar Goud (MS - General Surgeon)
  • Dr.B. Rama Krishna Goud (Public Health/Community Medicine), Bangalore, India
  • Dr. Gannaram Raju Shanker Goud (Medical Officer-APGovt Health Services)
  • Dr. B. Shanthi Goud (Physician and Fellow-Emergency Medicine)
  • Dr. Ravi Kumar Goud (Paediatrician-AP Govt Health Services)
  • Dr. R. Gangadhar Goud (Mahaboob Nagar)
  • Dr. P. Venkata Ramana Goud (MD,General Medicine)
  • Dr. A. Rajaram Goud (Mehdipatnam)
  • Dr. Prithviraj Bairamadgi (SPM Gandhi medical college)
  • Dr. SreeRangam Goud (BHMS,MD, Secunderabad)
  • Dr. K.E. Bhaskara Goud(M.B.B.S, Jamaica, West Indied)
  • Dr. Gaddam Hanuman Das,Retired DMHO,Hyderabad
  • Dr Duraga Devi Mallula < MBBS (OU) >, Hyderabad [chanti.durga@gmail.com]

Executives

  • V G Puli,CEO & Founder VR Group, London
  • Nirikshana Gowd M.S (Ohio State University), Program Manager (Financial Services)- First American Corporation, U.S.A (Global Offshoring Services)
  • E. V. Narayana M.A, P.G.C.S, M.Phil Retired Principal T.J.P.S College, Founding Chairman Koundinya Educational Trust, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
  • Chatlapally Mallesh Goud(BE(ECE),MS(BITS),Technology Manager-MNC)
  • Dr. V. Vinod Goud(WWF India’s Project Manager & Former Programme Coordinator of SDC)
  • Kadempally Sudhakar Goud(Director,British Library,Hyderabad )
  • Chalamalla Venkateshwarlu Goud, M.A, M.Phil.,BCJ, LLB,PGDHR, (Ph.D) (Executive Director, BODHI-Centre for Adivasi Dalit Bahujan Initiatives, and part of Centre for World Solidarity.
  • Balsetty Sanjay Kumar, L.L.M., Advocate at D.R.T.O, Abids, Hyderabad.
  • Badagowni Vaman Goud, Joint Director,Agriculture Dept,AP
  • Dr.Sanum Niranjan Goud Toxicologist (Boston Scientific company)USA
  • Narayan Anil Chandra Gowd, MSc, MBA(OU), MBA(IIM-B), ICWA(F)-Ex VP(Finance)- Senior SAP(FI) Consultant
  • T Sai Ramana Rao, Retd Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Dr.Bandi Sayanna Goud, Associate Professor, AMS, Hyderabad
  • Korrapati Venkata Ramana, DGM -Legal , Mumbai
  • G.Vasanth Kumar Goud, A.P Human Rights Association
  • Gottiparthi Laxmidas Goud Retd Excise superintendent
  • T.Maheshwar Goud excutive engineer{APSHCL manchirial,AP]
  • Dr.T.N.Goud,Retd Scientist,NGRI

Film Industry

  • Relangi Venkata Ramaiah(Famous Comedian well known as Relangi)
  • Moola Narayana Swamy(Founder of Vauhini Studios and Vauhini Pictures ,Film Producer)
  • Chalam(Hero cum Comedian)
  • Katta Subba Rao(Director)
  • Dommeti Subramanyam(cinematographer)
  • Sarathi(Comedian)
  • Annapoorna (actress)
  • Vanisri(Actress)
  • G.C.Sekhar(Director)
  • Sarath Kumar (Actor - Tamil and Telugu)
  • Suman (actor)
  • Pratani Ramakrishna Goud(well known as R.K.Goud.Producer,and Director)
  • Pratani Suguna(Producer)
  • Jaihind Goud(Actor & Producer,Jaihind Pictures)
  • D.Vinobha Goud (Actor & Producer)
  • Arun Kumar Goud(A P Film Circle General Secretary)
  • Ch Lakshmi Goud(Manasa Cine Chitra)
  • Bucchidas Goud(Actor)
  • J.V Mohan Goud(Producer)
  • R.S.Goud(Producer)
  • Ramesh Goud Alegani(Producer)
  • Venkatesh Goud(Actor)
  • Ajay Goud(Actor)
  • P Srinivasa Goud(Producer)
  • Raman Goud(Producer)
  • K Harishankar Goud(Producer)
  • Raviprasad Goud(Actor)
  • B.N.Goud(Producer)
  • G.Vijaya Kumar Goud(Producer,formerly Production Manager)
  • Venkata Rao Kagitha
  • Medi Rama Rao(Producer)
  • Y.Sreenivas Goud (Film Distributor)
  • Panjala Shamantha(Producer)
  • Nagendar Goud(Producer)
  • Shravan Goud(Actor)
  • Amruth Goud(Music Director)
  • Balram Goud(Producer)
  • Prashant Goud(Producer)
  • T.Ashok Kumar Goud(Producer)
  • Dunna Srinivas Goud(Film & TV Actor)
  • V.Yadagiri Goud(Lyricist)
  • Lingala Venkateshwar Rao Goud(Producer)
  • Nemuri Balraj Goud(Producer)
  • T.Anjaiah Goud(Producer)
  • Bommagouni Sidharth Goud(Poet, Lyricist,Dialogue Writer)
  • Anand Goud (Actor, Producer, Story Writer)‏

Artists

  • Laxma Goud (Internationally renowned artist from Nizampur, Andhra Pradesh )
  • Nandini Goud
  • Lokender Goud
  • Rayana Giridhar Goud
  • Bolgum Nagesh Goud(Visual Artist,Gold Medalist from JNTU, )
  • Medaram Naveen Kumar Goud, Visual Effects Compositor, London
  • Gundu Ramanaiah Goud
  • Devedar Goud
  • Rajulapati Srinivasa Rao,Bantumilli,Krishna

Literature

  • Mamindla Rama Goud (Famous Poet)
  • Buddiga Adinarayanamurthy Goud(Samagra Goudula Charitra)
  • Kompelli Venkat Goud (Author of Sardar Sarvayi Papanna Goud 2003) 9849112799
  • Cheguri Satyanarayan Goud
  • Nerella Srinivas Goud (Author of Bathuku Thadu)
  • R.Rangaswami Goud(Author of Manoragam (2001))
  • Vemula Perumallu Goud (Author of Telangana Jatiyalu)
  • Ambala Narayana Goud, Writer, Andhra Pradesh
  • Chalamalla Venkateshwarlu Goud (Author of Inthaku Goudulante Evvaru)
  • Smt.Bomma Hema Devi /Devi Rama - (Author of about 25 printed novels and 35-40 short stories)
  • Chandra Sekhar Chittalooru(Poet/Anthologist of 'Nadike Daham Vesthe')
  • Gudikadi Anjaneyulu Goud(Author of Gouda Puranam)
  • V.G.R. Naragoni(Author of BC Revolutionaries,Toddy Tappers caste in India,Brahminism:Marxism:Ambetkarism)

Media

  • Akhileshwari Rama Goud, Former Washington Correspondent for Deccan Herald & Senior Journalist
  • Appari Muralikrishna,Senior Journalist,National Executive Council member
  • Vardelli Murali Goud,Saakshi,Bureau chief
  • Paamarthy Shankar Goud,Cartoonist,Andhrajyothy
  • A. Subhash Goud(Secretary of Press Academy of Andhra Pradesh)
  • Chinnamula Ramesh(Senior Film Journalist,Zee Telugu Channel)
  • Gayathri Goud(Zee Telugu
  • K. Anil kumar goud gemini tv reporter Warangal dt.
  • Matta Lokeshkumar(Tv5 Camera man visakhapatna)

Monthly

  • Goudaprabha
  • Goudavani, Editor : Chinthala Vajram Goud
  • BC Media, Editor : Purshotam Goud
  • BC Garjana, Editor : R. Krishnaiah Goud

Weekly

  • Mana Patrika,Editor : B.S.A. Swamy
  • Goud Jyothi,Editor: Anumolu Ramulu Goud

Daily

  • Reader, Editor : Suresh Goud

Software

  • Web Developer, Multimedia : Biyagudam Anil Kumar Goud
  • System Analyst, UNIX : Baddam Lakshmikanth Goud, Germany.

Sports

  • D.Ravinder Goud(National & SAARC champion of India,Carroms)
  • Pramod Goud(Jockey,Hyderabad)
  • Kanna Venkata Narayana Goud(Ex-captain of Indian Volleyball)
  • Purna Chander Goud(Black Belt 1st Dan,,All India Budokan Karate Federation (AIBKF))
  • R.Mallikarjun Goud(Black Belt 4th Dan,All India Budokan Karate Federation (AIBKF))
  • P. Vijay Goud(Cricket, Hyderabad U-22 Player)
  • P. Subhash Chandra Bose (Kabaddi, National Coach)
  • Bingi Bikshapathi Goud(Ex Indian Kabaddi Team Captain )
  • Kotha Das Goud(Former Andhra Pradesh Kabaddi Association President,Ex Wrestler)

Societies and associations

Occupation related associations and representatives

  • Bommagani Prabhakar (Andhra Pradesh Geetha Panivarala Sangam)
  • Bhandi Narsa Goud (A.P Toddy association leader)
  • Aila Venkanna(A.P. Toddy Tapper Association Convenor,Kallu Geetha Vrithidarula Sangham, President, A.P)
  • Vigram Rama Goud (Former Chairman For Andhra Pradesh Geetha Parishramika Sahakara Sangha Arthika Sahaya Samstha)
  • K. Swami Goud(President of Telugu Nadu Toddy Workers Association)
  • Medisetti Tirupati Rao, Kakinada, East Godavari Dist(Former BJP State Geetha Karmika Cell Jt.Convenor)

BC Welfare associations and representatives

  • B.S.A. Swamy,Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Institute of Social Justice President
  • Ryaga Krishanaiah Goud(R. Krishnaiah),A.P B.C Welfare Association President
  • V.G.R.Naragoni,A.P B.C. United Front President and also Founder/President of Rajyadhikara Party
  • Jajula Srinivas Goud,A.P B.C Student Association President
  • S.Durga Goud,B.C. Federation Convenor
  • Cheekati Bhupal Goud(Member of OBC Department of AICC from A.P)
  • Kadali Lady Babu, President and Rayudu Nageswar Rao, Secretary, Pitani Satyanarayana (Abbulu), Treasurer of The Khammam Dt., SETTIBALIJA Sangam, H.O. Kothagudem, Khammam Dt.
  • Devarapu Pratap Goud, Kurnool,TDP Party, A.P

Community Development Societies And Representatives

  • Bommagowni Nagaraj Goud, Social Worker, Kachiguda, HYD
  • Bhaskar Goud Mamindla,Founder & President of www.goudsinfo.com
  • Kadali Sriram Murthy,Paloncha, Khammam Dt. and Kudipudi Babji, South Africa's are Founder's of www.settibalija.com.
  • Subramanyam ,East Godavari
  • A.Vijay Kumar Goud,Gouda Jana Hakkula Porata Samiti
  • Chalamalla Venkateshwarlu Goud(One of Founders of Gouds Development Forum(GDF),and www.GOUDSINFO.com) )
  • Kiran Kumar Goud (Co-ordinator , Gouda Adhyana Charitra Kendram,Osmania University)
  • A.P District wise Presidents of Gouds Communities()
  • Bonala Naveen Kumar Goud (IGAP International Gouds Association President (Aus))
  • Nimmala Jayanandan Goud, A.P Gouda Sangam President
  • Vattikutti Ramarao Goud, Goud Vidyarthi Sangam

Well known Educationalists & Teachers

  • Puli Sarangapani Goud ,Lecturer,Dept of Commerce, Kakatiya Govt College,Warangal
  • Puli Sarangapani Goud , President,Govt College Gazzetted Teachers Association, Warangal
  • Late Sakkirolla Govind Goud ,Lecturer ,Dept of Maths, MVS Degree College,Mahaboobnagar
  • Pacharla Anjaneyulu Goud ,Ex-principal,MVS Degree College, Mahaboobnagar
  • Balsetty Ramchander, Makkaraj Pet, District Co-ordinator, District Institute Of Education and Training(D.I.E.T),Medak.

Gouda Sangam

  • Andhra Pradesh Gouda Yuvasena< Affliated to Gouda Sangam AP >" State Convenor P.Rambabu Goud "
  • Goud Yuva Jana Sangam
  • Nizam Rastra Goud Jana Sangam(Re-named to A.P. Goud Sangam)
  • A.P. Goud Sangam
  • "Goud Sangam" on the internet - Yahoo! groups

GOPA - Goud Officials and Professionals Association

Hostels

  • Goud Hostel

Community Religion And Beliefs

See also

References

External links

  • http://www.goudsinfo.com
  • http://www.apgowdas.com
  • http://www.surfindia.com/matrimonials/goud.html
  • http://www.indiantoddytappersandallied.com
  • http://www.settibalija.com
  • http://www.biyagudamanil.itgo.com
  • Madhu Yaskhi Goud: Member Of Indian Parliament, Nizamabad: http://www.madhuyaskhi.com
  • http://www.answers.com/topic/goud-1
  • http://www.goudsonline.com
  • http://www.telanganagoud.com
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