Kash-Kari - Moment I heard the name, I knew I was looking at some ancient but uncommon Indian surname, and then I went to Wikipedia, and was not surprised to see that the man in the news, related to US Treasury 7 Billion bailout, is of Indian origin!
kAri -> One who does something by profession
kSa -> Protector of the field, cultivator, destruction of the world, demon, 4rth incarnation of Vishnu, lightning.
kSA -> earth
kaSa -> rubbing, touchstone (alchemist), assay
kaSA-> astringent, potion, fragrant, decoction, ointment, perfuming, brown red color, teacher, attachment, emotion, passion, dulness, stupidity, sin, decay, degeneracy
kASa -> cheeks
kASA -> brown red color, of teacher
kash -> strike, whip
So most probably, it points to someone whose inheritance goes to Brahmin Ayurvedic Doctor, or Whip Maker, Goldsmith, Teaching Profession, or Royal class connected with Fields.
Since his ancestors must have borne the extra burden of carrying on with their religion of their ancestors, and not converting to Islam, it is more likely that he is of Brahmin descent, plus one could not be that wrong, considering, he has an impeccable educational credentials.