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Bakshi may refer to:

  • A Kayastha Surname
  • A Maharashtrian Brahmin Surname
  • A Punjabi title
  • A title in military services in India
  • A Punjabi surname, derived from the Persian word for paymaster
  • A Jewish surname, derived from the Turkish word for garden

Punjabi surname

The surname Bakshi is found among Sikh, Hindu and Muslim Punjabi. It is derived from the Persian word for paymaster. Bakshis were traditionally members of the Khatri and Brahmin castes. They traditionally are from areas of Punjab (Rawalpindi area) and the North-West Frontier Province that now fall in Pakistan. They relocated to India at the time of the partition of India in 1947. Khatris of Bakshi clan are mostly Lohars, Rajputs and Kamboj people, whereas in case of Brahmins, Bakshis a surname of Kashmiri Pandits. Khatri caste and Brahmin caste have no relation.

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