(Last Updated on : 22-03-2019)
Established in the year January 1869, the St. Xaviers College
is an autonomous college in Mumbai
in the state
. With the key values of innovation, integration and inclusion, the St. Xaviers College has over the years integrated some distinguished figures and these dignitaries are part the notable alumni of the college.
The notable alumni of St. Xaviers College
include dignitaries of the London Round Table conferences, governors of Indian states
, ambassadors, union
and state ministers, justices of the Supreme Court
of India, and of the Bombay High Court
, high-profile jurists and attorneys at law. There are also Mayors of Mumbai, maharajas, senior national and state-level bureaucrats, captains of Indian industry, financiers, philanthropists, educationists, scientists
, leaders in the Indian armed forces, some of India's best-known journalists, leaders in the medical field, cricketers
, luminaries in art
including several major film
actors and musicians
. Segregated in few sections, listed below are some of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College:
Businessmen: Notable Alumni of St. Xaviers College
Prominent graduates from the St. Xaviers College includes a list of distinguished people, out of which there are a number of noteworthy businessmen
like the chairman of Wipro Limited, Azim Premji
and business moguls like Mukesh Ambani
and Ratanji Tata
. Over the years these famous financiers and philanthropists have helped to elevate the Indian economy scenario.
Other than them, businessmen like the former key figures in the development of the Tata Group, Nowroji Saklatwala and Sir Dorabji Tata
, are also a part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College. Entrepreneurs like Anu Aga, Zarina Screwvala, Sohrab Pirojsha Godrej, winner of the Padma Bhushan
, and Ashish Bhasin are also a part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College.
Media Personnel: Notable Alumni of St. Xaviers College
Noteworthy people from the media industry like famous journalists, columnists, etc are also a part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College. Some of these people include the likes of famous journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Rohit Viswanath, Joachin Alva, who was also a lawyer and politician from the pre Independence era. And lastly, there is the Indian columnist and novelist, Shobhaa De
, who is also a famous personality in the alumni of St. Xaviers College.
Celebrities: Notable Alumni of St. Xaviers College
There has been a plethora of Bollywood actors
who have been a graduate from St. Xaviers College. From the extensive list of famous celebrities who are notable alumni of St. Xaviers College, some of them include the likes of Zeenat Aman, Salman Khan
, Anil Kapoor
, Frieda Pinto, Diana Penty
, Shruti Seth
and national award winners like Farooq Sheikh
, Vidya Balan
and Shabana Azmi
, both of whom were awarded with the Padma Shri
while Azmi was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2012.
Other actors like Amrita Rao
, Shenaz Treasurywala
, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Aditya Roy Kapur
and Krissann Barretto are also a part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College. Eminent personalities like Alyque Padamsee
, on whom the Padma Shri award was conferred in 2000 is also a part of the alumni along with his son Quasar Padamsee
. A famoustheatre
personality like Ebrahim Alkazi, who is a Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan winner, is an illustrious member of the alumni. Directors cum producers like Ismail Merchant and Vijay Bhatt and famous theatre personality like Ebrahim Alkazi, who is a Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan winner, is an illustrious member of the alumni. Directors cum producers like Ismail Merchant and Vijay Bhatt and famous cricketer Sunil Gavaskar
are also a part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College.
Musicians: Notable Alumni of St. Xaviers College
Padma Shri awardees and playback singers Hariharan
and Kavita Krishnamurthy
, the queen of melody are a part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College. Other playback singers include Suneeta Rao
, Mahalakshmi Iyer
, Pankaj Udhas
, Zubin Mehta and the Padma Bhushan winner, Zakir Hussain
Writers: Notable Alumni of St. Xaviers College
Distinguished authors like Anand Kurian and the 2 times winner of the Man Booker Prize, Rohinton Mistry are a part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College. Then there are scriptwriters like Abbas Tyrewala and writers like Ashwin Sanghi and Payal Kapadia, winner of the Crossword Book Award for Best Children's Writing in India are also a part of the notable alumni. Other eminent personalities like Amish Tripathi, Meghna Paint, Abdul Qavi Desnavi and Gujarati
poets like Jagdish Joshi and Manisha Joshi, winners of the Sahitya Akademi Award, and Panna Naik are also a part of the St. Xaviers alumni.
Civil Servants: Notable Alumni of St. Xaviers College
Distinguished civil servants
such as famous jurists like Soli Sorabjee, Fali Nariman, G.T. Nanavati, Nanabhoy Palkhivala, Rakesh Maria, police commissioner of Mumbai and Ashok Kamte, an ex-additional Commissioner of Mumbai
Police, who was martyred while fighting terrorists during the 2008 Mumbai attacks were part of the notable alumni.
Other important dignitaries includes artist like F.N Souza, Pan Am chief flight attendant, Neerja Bhanot, who is the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra
award was a part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College. Then there are the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureates Jayant B. Udgaonkar and Bhaskar Saha, who are famous Indian biochemist and immunologist respectively. Educationist and Padma Shri winner Karuna Mary Braganza along with naturalist Zafar Futehally and architect Charles Correa with Shaheen Mistri are all part of the notable alumni of St. Xaviers College.