Famous Hams from all walks of life

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Indian Amateur Radio Operators with Callsigns
Call Sign
Name
Claim to Fame
Notes
VU2 AMY Amitabh Bachchan Cine Actor Hindi Film Star
VU2 AWN Ashwin Muthiah Industrialist Deputy Chairman,
South India Corporation Agencies LTD (SICAL)
VU2 BTI Mani Bharathi IAS Officer (Retd) Ex - Ramnad District Collector
VU2 DMK Dayanidhi Maran Union Minister Of India Ex - Union Minister
Murasoli Maran Son
VU2 DXD Dr. S. Arulraj Founder cum Chairman
Sundaram Hospital, Tuticorin
Recipient of
Dr. B.C. Roy National Award
VU2 ECC Ashraf BSA Rahman Director - (ECCI)
East Coast Construction
Seethakkathi Trust,
Emirates Trading Agency
VU2 EVR V.Rangaswami Retired - Major General
Indian Army
Related to Late E.V.R. Periyar,
Recipient of Vir Chakra Award
VU2 FVD R.Karpoora
Sundarapandian
IAS Officer Secretary to Government
Transport Department
VU2 GHA Guhan Film Producer AVM Studio
VU2 HAS Kamal Hassan Cine Actor Tamil Film Star
VU2 HHJ Sawai Bhawani Singh Prince City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
VU2 KMI Malaiswamy Member of Parliament
(Lok Sabha)
(Retd) IAS Officer
VU2 KUN Sampath Kumaran High Court Judge Haryana State
VU2 MED Dr. N.Mayilvahanan Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Madras Medical College
Recipient of
Dr. B.C. Roy National Award
VU2 MPH Purushothaman Industrialist President,
All India Hotel Association
VU2 MSS Saravanan Chairman,
AVM Productions
Past President,
Film Federation of India
VU2 MUT Muthiah Industrialist Chairman,
Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC)
VU2 NRV Ravi Editor
The Hindu Newspaper
Ex - President,
Amateur Radio Society of India
VU2 NVO Vittal IAS Officer (Retd) Ex- Central Vigilance Commissioner,
Government of India
VU2 PIJ Mohammed Kutty (alias) Mammooty Cine Actor Malayalam Film Star
VU2 PQ Venkatachalapathy Doctor Cardio Thoracic Surgery,
General Hospital (Chennai)
VU2 PUG Kalanithi Maran Managing Director
SUN TV
Ex - Union Minister
Murasoli Maran Son
VU2 PV Vetrivel Ex - Opposition Leader,
Corporation of Madras
Ex - President,
Madras Amateur Radio Society
VU2 QV Dr.Bhaskar Balakrishnan Indian Ambassador for Cuba Ex Call Sign - 9J2 QV (Zambia)
VU2 RCI Rajeev Chandrasekar Industrialist BPL, Bangalore
VU2 REH Radhakrishnan Doctor (Eye Specialist) Secretary -
Repeater Society of Kodai
VU2 RG Rajiv Gandhi Late Prime Minister of India Silent Key
VU2 RI Rajesh Kumar Sharma Deputy Chairman,
State Planning Board
Ex- Minister for Sports and Culture
Government of Haryana
VU2 RLA Ravi Appasamy Industrialist Hotel Residency
VU2 SCU Charu Hassan Tamil Cine Actor Bar at Law
VU2 SJA Shrikant Jichkar Ex - Member of Parliament
(Rajya Sabha 1992 to 1998)
Ex- Chairman, NIAR
Silent Key 02/06/2004
VU2 SON Sonia Gandhi President - Indian National Congress XYL of VU2 RG
VU2 TAK Khalid AK Buhary Director,
ETA Group of Companies
Correspondent,
Crescent Residential School
VU2 TRB Balu Union Minister Of India Politician
VU2 UJS Ujagar Singh IAS Officer Ex - Trichy District Collector
VU2 YKN Venkatachalam Industrialist EID PARRY (I) LTD
VU3 DGK Dinesh Gundurao Member of Legislative Assembly (Karnataka) Politician
VU3 IBG Gopalakrishnan President - Tamilnadu Yadava Maha Sabha Ex Chairman - Indian Bank
VU3 KMM Mammen Mappillai Industrialist MRF LTD
VU3 KMV Kumar Bangarappa Karnataka State Minister Politician
VU3 KVD K.N. Venkataramanan IAS Officer Ex - Virudhunagar District Collector
VU3 LRE E. Radhakrishna IPS Officer Police Department (Gandhi Nagar)
VU3 MKA Manoj Kumar Sonthalia Industrialist Managing Director
The New Indian Express
VU3 MSQ Shivrajkumar Cine Actor Kannada Film Star
VU3 PRK Rangarajan Kumaramangalam Late Union Minister of India Silent Key
VU3 RJP Rajendra Prasad Cine Actor Telugu Film Star
VU3 RML Lakshmanan (alias)
Lena Tamilvanan
Journalist & Publisher Kalkandu, Kumudam Tamil Weekly
VU3 VIP Krishna Moorthy Member of Parliament
(Rajya Sabha)
Karnataka State
VU3 VRV Venkatachalam Chancellor Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute
AC3 PT Palden Thondup Namgyal Former King of Sikkim (SK) Deleted Entity



Amateur Radio Operators from Foreign (DX) Countries
Call Sign
Name
Claim to Fame
Notes
A41 AA Sulthan Qaboos
Bin Saeed
KING OMAN
A41 FK Ahmed Suwaidan Royalty Chairman - Royal Oman Amateur Radio Society
A61 AJ Ali Abdullah Al Futtaim Industrialist Al Futtaim Group, Dubai
A71 AP Sheikh Hamad Bin
Khalifa Al Thani
AMIR QATAR
A92 AK Sheikh Hamed Bin
Isa Al Khalifa
AMIR BAHRAIN
A92 KK Sheikh Khalifa Bin
Sulman Al Khalifa
Royalty BAHRAIN
CN8 MH Hassan II Late King of Morocco Silent Key 24/07/1999
CP1 CL Hugo Banzer Former President Bolivia
EA0 JC Juan Carlos KING SPAIN
EP1 MP Mohmud Pahlavi Former Prince Iran
HS1 A Buhmiphol Adulayadej KING THAILAND
HS1 D Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Prince THAILAND
HS1 LY Titiphan Prince THAILAND
HZ1 FM Faisal Bin Mashaal Al Saoud Prince Member of the
Saudi Royal Family
HZ1 HZ Ahmed Zaidan Ex - Deputy Minister for Communications Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
HZ1 NA Naief Bin Abdul Aziz Prince Member of the
Saudi Royal family
HZ1 TA Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Prince Member of the
Saudi Royal family
I0 FCG Francesco Cossiga Ex - President of Italy (Via XE1 MN)
JA1 MP Sako Hasegawa Founder of Yaesu Japan (SK)
JA3 FA Tokuzo Inoue Founder & President - ICOM Inc CQ Radio Magazine Interviews
JA5 FHB Katsutsugu Sekiya Former Japanese Minister Transport and Communications
JI1 KIT Keizo Obuchi Late Prime Minister of Japan Silent Key 14/05/2000
JY1 Hussain Late King of Jordan Very active Ham before
becoming SK 07-FEB 1999
JY1 NH Noor Queen Of Jordan XYL of JY1
JY2 MT Hassan Ex - Crown Prince King Hussein's brother
JY2 RS Raad Prince Chairman of the Royal Jordan Radio Amateur Society
K1 JT Dr. Joseph Taylor Jr Scientist Noble Prize in Physics (1993)
K1 OKI Mickey Schulhof Entrepreneur Head of Sony (US)
K2 HEP John Sculley Entrepreneur CEO of Apple
K2 ZCZ George Pataki Governor (1994) New York
KD5 ESI Kalpana Chawla NASA Astronaut (Indian Born) Space Shuttle Columbia
Silent Key 01/02/2003
LU1 SM Carlos Saul Menum Ex - President ARGENTINA
LZ1 MS Rumen Gechev Ex - Deputy Prime Minister BULGARIA (Jan'95 - Feb'97)
OA4 FB Fernando Belaunde Terry Past President Peru
OD5 LE Emile Lahoud President LEBANON
PY1 JKO Dr.Juscelino Kubitschek Ex - President Brazil
VK2 DIK Dick Smith Entrepreneur Australia
VK2 KB Sir Allan Fairhall Politician Australia
W3 ACE Armin Meyer Bureaucrat Ex - US Ambassador to Japan
XE1 K Walter Cross Buchanan Ex - Minister of Communications and Public Works Mexico
XZ2 TH U.Tan Ex- Secretary General of the
United Nations (1961 to 1971)
Myanmar
YN1 AS General Anastasio Somoza Ex - President Nicaragua (SK)
ZK1 AN Sir Thomas Davis Ex - Premier Cook Islands
9K2 CS Mohamed Yousuf
Al-Sahab
Prince Member of the
Kuwait Royal Family
9M2 TR Tunku Abdur Rahman Ex - Premier Malaysia
9X1 A Gregiore Kaylbanda Ex - President RWANDA

The above information was gathered from the following websites:

John (KU4AY) Famous Hams List

Jury (UA9OBA) All Royal Hams List

Astronaut And Cosmonaut Hams List

Alberto Mattei (IT9MRM) VIP Hams

Flaviano (I2MOV) Amateur Radio VIP List

N2GJ And W2SG Famous Hams And Ex-Hams List

Dave (VK2KFU) Notable Ham Radio Operators Around The World List