Notable Alumni

Beholding a glorious past of 149 years and an equally promising future the gates of Sherwood have seen countless students who have gone out into the world to make a name for themselves and their alma mater.
These are the shining stars of Sherwood who have ventured into the world and carved an enviable niche for themselves in the national and international arena covering a broad spectrum from the armed forces to Theatre, Films, Civil Services, Judiciary, Business, education , sports and the Spiritual world.

Armed Forces

  • Major Som Nath Sharma

    awarded India's first Param Vir Chakra in the Indo-Pak War of 1947

  • Field Marshall S.H.F.J. (Sam) Manekshaw - Military Cross (MC)

    Order of the British Empire (OBE), Order of Merit (US), Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan

  • Lt. Gen. Sir Martin Garrod (Retd.) KCB, OBE(U.K)

    Former Head of Bosnia Task Force

  • General Vishwa Nath Sharma
    PVSM, former Chief of the Army Staff
  • Maj. Gen. Hari Badhwar

    World War II hero, a former General Officer Commanding in Chief for Maharashtra and Gujara

  • Air Vice Marshall Michael McMahon (1959)

    SASO , Eastern Air Command, IAF

  • Lt. Gen. G.S. Rawat (Retd.) PVSM, AVSM
    Former Vice Chief of Army Staff
  • Major General Stanley Burrett AVSM

    Former Director General, Border Roads

  • Lt. Gen. S.N. "Tindi" Sharma (Retd.)

    PVSM, AVSM, form er Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army

  • Maj. Gen. Mohan Singh PVSM, AVSM
  • Brig S.P.S. Shrikent (Retd.)

    Maha Vir Chakra

  • Capt. Pratap Singh

    Maha Vir Chakra Has a peak named after him in Kashmir

  • Captain Thakor G. Patel

    Medical Corps, U.S. Navy

  • Air Marhshal Yeshwant Rao Rane (1963)
  • Lt. General Avtar Singh (1961)
  • Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain, Indian Army
  • Air Vice Marshall Sumit Mukherjee
  • Lt Gen. I.J. Sngh
  • Maj. General Dilip Bhardwaj

Public Service (IAS/IFS etc.)

  • A.N. Kidwai, Former Governor of Bihar
  • Justice Ravi Dhawan

    Chief Justice of the Patna High Court

  • Padam Shree Virendra Dayal

    UN Diplomat assisting the Secretary

  • Salman Haider IFS Retd.
    Former Foreign Secretary and High Commissioner to UK
  • F.C. Badhwar

    OBE Recipient of the Padma Vibhushan and the first Indian Chairman of the Indian Railway Board

  • Inderjit Khanna

    IAS, Chief Secretary of Rajasthan

  • Mukesh Joshi

    Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes.

Theatre / Cinema/Fine Arts

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Bollywood legend and BBC's Star of the Millennium

  • Kabir Bedi

    Indian film actor and director

  • Late Marcus Murch

    Theatre personality, part of the original "Shakespearana" (Kendal Touring Company of Actors)


  • Dalip Tahil

    Film actor

  • Alexander Souri


  • Vivek Mushran

    Television and film actor

  • Ram Kapoor

    Television and film actor.


  • Sir Kul Rattan Chadha

    CEO Mexx International

  • George MacFarlaine

    Entrepreneur & Master Gunsmith


  • Raymond Whiteside

    Olympic Athlete and Successful Businessman

  • Angad Singh Bajwa


  • Professor. Andrew Garrod

    Head Deptt. of Education, Dartmouth College, USA

  • Professor Gyanendra Pandey

    Head Deptt. of Anthropology, Johns Hopkin University, Baltimore, MD, USA


  • Ravi Dayal

    Well known editor-publisher and former head of Oxford University Press.

  • Spiritual Guru – Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhoji Rao Sithole

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Spread across a 45-acre green campus nestled in the Shivalik ranges of the popular hill station of Nainital, Sherwood College was established in 1869, Sherwood College is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s pioneer boarding schools. Founded in 1869 as the Diocesan Boys School under the patronage of the Seventh Metropolitan of India, Rev. Robert Milman, this 149-year-old school, which has successfully maintained course through the tumultuous pre independence era and two World Wars into the dawn of a free India, has emerged as a role model co-educational residential (class III-XII) institution providing a judicious mix of academics, co-curricular and sports education to its student.

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