Five Friends Surnames Puzzle

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Five friends with surname Batliwala, Pocketwala, Talawala, Chunawala and Natakwala have their first name and middle name as follow-

1. Four of them have a first and middle name of Paresh.
2. Three of them have a first and middle name of Kamlesh.
3. Two of them have a first and middle name of Naresh.
4. One of them have a first and middle name of Elesh.
5. Pocketwala and Talawala, either both are named Kamlesh or neither is named Kamlesh.
6. Either Batliwala and Pocketwala both are named Naresh or Talawala and Chunawala both are named Naresh.
7. Chunawala and Natakwala are not both named Paresh.
Who is named Elesh?
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    Pocketwala is named Elesh.

    EXPLANATION-

    From (1) and (7), it is clear that Batliwala, Pocketwala and Talawala are named Paresh.
    From (6) and (5), if Pocketwala or Talawala both are named Kamlesh, then either of them will have three names i.e. Paresh, Kamlesh and Naresh.
    Hence, Pocketwala and Talawala both are not named Kamlesh. It means that Batliwala, Chunawala and Natakwala are named Kamlesh.
    Now it is clear that Talawala and Chunawala are named Naresh. Also, Pocketwala is named Elesh.
    MrPuzzleFry Pundit Answered on 8th September 2015.
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