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Prakash means light, just as lux in Latin does. The word is from the Indo-European Sanskrit language, prakasam.

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  1. A male given name. It is a common name mostly among Hindus, with some usage among Jains, Sikhs and recently Indic Christians. The name is encountered in variant forms in the Indian Union, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and other countries where Indic races (i.e., people of East Indian origin) live.