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  • Dewan Ganga Ram Raina (b. - 1826)
    He was the son of Pt Kishan Das who travelled from the Chhabali(Chatabal) locality of Kashmir to the plains of north India.He was born in Rampur near Benaras.He joined the Sindhia court and rose to bec...
  • Tapishwar Narain Raina (1921 - 1980)
    General T.N. Raina was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during 1975-78. Later he served as High Commissioner to Canada. General T.N. Raina belonged to the Kumaon Regiment and was a vete...
  • (Dale) Sarah Raina (1931 - 2010)
  • - Raina (Shahir) (deceased)
  • - Raina (Shahir) (deceased)

About the Raina surname

We are known as 'Raina' - that is our family name. Raina appears to be a corruption of 'Rajanaka', for that is really the original name of our family. We were also known as 'Razdan'. This appears to be a Persianised form of the same name 'Rajanaka'.

(Extract from the Diary of ShivJi raina)