List of people from Malwa


Academia, business and professionalsEdit

Artists and literary figuresEdit

Rulers, nationalists, and politiciansEdit

Sports personsEdit

  • Sandhya Agarwal, former captain of Indian women's cricket team
  • Captain Mushtaq Ali, Colonel Nayudu's teammate in the Holkar team and in the Indian team; popularly known as the 'Errol Flynn' of Indian cricket
  • Captain Syed Mushtaq Ali (1914–2005), Indian international cricketer; born and died in Indore[2]
  • Minoti Desai (born 1968), Indian cricketer; represented Indian women's team; born in Indore
  • Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer; former captain of the Indian cricket; born in Indore
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India; former Indian cricket selector was an ex-student of Daly College, Indore
  • Narendra Hirwani, leg spin bowler; former member of Indian cricket team; moved to Indore when he was a teenager
  • Sanjay Jagdale, former state cricketer; presently one of the national selectors for the senior all-India teams and the honorary secretary of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association; director of the Cricket Club of Indore
  • Amay Khurasiya, former member of Indian Cricket team; studied in Indore
  • Shankar Lakshman (1933–2006), goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team in the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won two golds and a silver; captain of the team which won the gold in the 1966 Asian Games; belonged to Mhow and lived his retired life here until his death
  • Colonel C.K. Nayudu, first Indian Test Captain in cricket; led India between 1932 and 1934
  • Mir Ranjan Negi, hockey goalkeeper and coach of Indian women's team; won Asian Championship
  • Naman Ojha, Indian cricketer
  • Chandu Sarwate (died in 2003), former Indian cricketer and former Indian cricket selector; lived and died in Indore
  • Jalaj Saxena (born 1986), cricketer; plays as an all rounder for the India A cricket team; born in Indore

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Meet the only man in India who trains people in the art of charisma".
  2. ^ "Mushtaq Ali".