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Gajbhiye is a surname mostly found in Vidarbh region in Maharashtra in India. Most of the people with Gajbhiye surname are either Buddhist or Neo-Buddhist. It is considered that their surname used to be Kaapse or Kapaase since they were involved in Cotton Industries. Some of them got involved in making red ceramic roof (kavelu) so their surname got changed into Kawale, Kamde, Kawade, Kaawade, etc. Once upon a time, it is said, a local landlord riding his elephant visited a place where red ceramic was getting dried under sunlight. Some of the kavelu makers collected their kavelus so that the elephant may not destroy them. These kavelu makers later called Gajbhiye. So the ancestors of Kaapse, Kapaase, Kaamde, Kawade, Kawaade, Gajbhiye, Gajbe, are the same. Later some of their ancestors also worked as personal bodyguards and warriors in the Maratha Kingdom under the Chhatrapati regime, but because of Peshwaas, they had to leave and got settled in other Kingdoms like Holkar of Indore, Gaikwad of Baroda, Cindiya of Gwalior, etc. People who share these surnames are mostly Neo-Buddhist by faith and they are one of the most progressive, innovative, and educated communities in Maharashtra.
August 13, 2019
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