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Kaul Genealogy and Kaul Family History Information

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  • Deepa Kaul
    Deepa Kaul (born April 12, 1944, London) is a social democratic leader of the Indian National Congress and has headed ministries, including social welfare, culture, and tourism, as a member of the legi...
  • Kamala Nehru (1899 - 1936)
    Kamala Kaul Nehru (1899–1936) was the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru - leader of the Indian National Congress and first Prime Minister of India. Kamala married Nehru on 8 February 1916. Their marriage...
  • Lt.Gen. B M (Bijji) Kaul (1912 - 1972)
    Lt General Brij Mohan Kaul, VSM Class I (now PVSM), was an upright and straight forward General of the Indian Army. He resigned in 1963 in the aftermath of the Indian military debacle against the Chine...
  • Kaul Buju (deceased)
  • (?) Kaul (deceased)

About the Kaul surname

Kaul, Koul, Caul or Kol (Kashmiri: कौल (Devanagari), کول (Nastaleeq)) is a surname used by the Kashmiri Pandit community. The term also refers to the Kaul clan from which several other krams (surnames) of Kashmir have originated.

The word Kaul, meaning well born, is derived from Kula, the Sanskrit term for family or clan. Its use as a surname or appellation is a derivative of the ancient name Kaula which means well born and is related to Saivite beliefs

The Aryan Saraswat Brahmins of Kas'mira were believers in Saivism and Shakta, the peak of Saivism in Kashmir around the 9th century ~ 12th century gave rise to use of the name. They are considered one of the apex of the Saraswat Brahmin Class.