Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Harvinder Sahota, a world famous cardiologist also known by the title “Hero of American Heart” is a profound NRI alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar.  He invented the Perfusion Angioplasty Balloon and dozens of patents in the field of medical are registered in his name. He is truly a Gem in the medical field. His achievements are recognized by great personality like Prime Ministers, Shri Narinder Modi, Shri Manmohan Singh, Shri I.K. Guzral, Shastri Ji, Prince Charles and with other high dignitaries. 






Dr. Bharat Bhargava is a professor in the Departments of Computer Sciences and Electrical & Computer Engineering (Courtesy) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He is a profound NRI of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar and was taught by mathematics professor Bansi Lal. Dr Bhargava is a world renowned researcher in the field of Computer Science. He has a patent in his credit with Motorola for providing Cellular Assisted Secure Communication of a Plurality of Ad hoc Devices. He has contributed to privacy, security, and analytics of data and autonomous systems. His work has been used in advancing adaptability of EnRoute Air Traffic Control, cross domain data dissemination, and building secure/reliable systems in various companies. His work is recognized by numerous best paper research awards at international conferences. He has won honors from IEEE Computer Society including the recognition of golden core award, technical achievement award and Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received the Helen Schleman Gold Medallion Award for supporting women at Purdue and Focus award for advancing technology for differently abled students. He has graduated a large number of Ph.D students including eight women and two minorities. He has been inducted in Purdue's book of great teachers. He is dedicated to helping students and faculty from DAV College. More information and contact information is at


Dr. K.K. Talwar is a famous Cardiologist,  a profound alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar. He is the Advisor of Government of Punjab for Health and Medical Education and also a member of Punjab Governance Reform Commission. Dr. Talwar had been a former Chairman, Board of Governors Medical Council of India. He had been a former Director of PGIMER, Chandigarh and Former Professor and Head, Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi.





Dr. Har Gobind Khorana(1922–2011) was an Indian American biochemist, an illustrious, noble prize winner personality, and profound alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar. He was the first to demonstrate the role of nucleotides in protein synthesis. He had achieved many prizes like Noble Prize in Medicine (1968), Gairdner Foundation International Award (1980) Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize For MemRS(1978), Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research   Padma Vibhushan  Willard Gibbs Award (1974). He worked at MIT, University of Wisconsin from 1970-2007.




Sh. Jagjit Singh born on February 8, 1941, ‘the Ghazal King’ was a singer, composer, activist and entrepreneur. He was an illustrious person, a proud alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar.  He has sung in several languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Nepali. He was the Recipient of Padma Bhushan award, Jagjit Singh songs such as ‘Kaagaz ki kashti’, ‘Chaak jigar ke’, ‘Kal chadhanvi ki raat thi’, and ‘Shaam se aankh me name si hai’. He mixed the words of legends like Ghalib, Qateel Shifai, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Nida Fazli and Sudarshan Faakir with melodious indigenous tunes and achieved a state where nothing came in between him and his listeners.


Sukhwinder Singh is an Indian film singer best known in Bollywood as a playback singer. He is famous for singing the song "Chaiyya Chaiyya" for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. He soon gained more international fame for singing "Jai Ho" from the film Slumdog Millionaire, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. He is a profound alumnus of D.A.V. College, Jalandhar. In 2015, Sukhwinder Singh received the National Film.






Hans Raj Hans is a Punjabi singer and politician from Punjab,a profound alumnus of D.A.V.College, Jalandhar. He has been singing folk songs for many years but recently sang a number of Gurbani shabads and dharmic geets (religious songs). He is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri. He sings Punjabi folk and Sufi music, has sung in movies and has also released his own 'Punjabi-pop' albums. He has worked alongside other renowned artists such as the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, as seen in the movie Kachche Dhaage.