Kutch has provided many great men to Gujarat. Jagdusha, or Fateh Mamad of earlier times, Lakha Fulani or Mekran Dada are remembered with respect. In recent times the patriots like Shyamji Krishna Varma, archaeologists like Bhagvanlal Indraji, botanists like Jaykrishna Indraji also hail from Kutch. In literature the noted names are of Dulerai Karani, and among the great researchers we have people like Ramsinhji Rathod, and novelists like Jayant Khatri. The history of Kutch is full of names of great rulers, warriors, philanthropists, merchants, saints, satis and scholars in every field. In those golden pages of the past, we find lively legends of heroism, devotion, sacrifices and great beauty and skills in arts and crafts. There was a time when the Pingal and Vyakaran of Kutch were chanted in all schools and upheld by scholars.