Ambardar
Surname first submitted by: Ashwani Kaul
Kashmirpedia
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Bhim Sen says The word Ambardar is a Pashto word. It means a granary owner or a storekeeper. All Ambardars are originally from Rainawari, Srinagar, Kashmir, India. Their original surname was Pandit. One of their ancestors, Aftab Pandit, who lived in the second half of the eighteenth century, when Kashmir was ruled by the Afghans, managed a government granary. The family thus began to be called as Ambardars. Over time, the appelation Ambardar remained and Pandit dropped off. For more details read the critically acclaimed book "Days of Destiny" by Professor Shanti Swarup Ambardar. You will learn a lot about the Ambardars, about Rainawari, and the recent Kashmiri Pandit experience as a whole. It moved me to tears.

Comment was made 2 years ago
UAXkNum2eT says Do keep in mind that the two assasinated Indian Prime Ministers were klleid, respectively, by Sikhs and more-or-less-secular Sri Lankan Tamils. And that the awful Mumbai bombings of the late 1990s, of which the perps may well have been Muslims, were connected more strongly to players in the local underworld, rather than to any jihadis. Keep also in mind that India has a Muslim minority population well over 100 million, and at the hands of chauvinist, yea fascist Hindus, Indian Muslims have recently have received communal violence far worse than they had dealt... e.g., following the train-burning in Gujarat several years ago.India has far more compelling reason than Europe not to unduly incite its non-Muslim majority

Comment was made 2 years ago
1PPoKqWMBUZ9 says Do keep in mind that the two assasinated Indian Prime Ministers were kileld, respectively, by Sikhs and more-or-less-secular Sri Lankan Tamils. And that the awful Mumbai bombings of the late 1990s, of which the perps may well have been Muslims, were connected more strongly to players in the local underworld, rather than to any jihadis. Keep also in mind that India has a Muslim minority population well over 100 million, and at the hands of chauvinist, yea fascist Hindus, Indian Muslims have recently have received communal violence far worse than they had dealt... e.g., following the train-burning in Gujarat several years ago.India has far more compelling reason than Europe not to unduly incite its non-Muslim majority

Comment was made 2 years ago
Raj Ambardar says Ambar means a Big Pile and dar in kashmiri means entrance gate thus ambardar means people who had enough and to spare. All Ambardar families have derived from Rainawari Srinagar Kashmir. I also heard Ambardar person was a minister of Maharaja in the past and he seems to be the actual ancestor of all ambardar's as such.This story was told me by Shuban Ambardar 35 years ago and he had a deep information of our ancestor. He also narrated some funny poetry of our that ancestor, One thing was sure from poetry that that ancestor of our was an extra ordinarily Brave.

Comment was made 4 years ago
ANIL AMBARDAR says AMBARDAR IS A SURNAME WHICH LINKS IN KASHMIRI LANGUAGE TO HEAPS OF FOOD-GRAINS.PERHAPS OUR ANCESTORS WERE BESTOWED WITH EXCESS OF FOOD-GRAINS & HENCE THE SURNAME.

Comment was made 7 years ago
Anil Ambardar says I want to know about the surname AMBARDAR.

Comment was made 7 years ago
Rakesh says I know an Ambardar family from Rainawari - Jogi Lankar

Comment was made 8 years ago

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