The Koli people (Hindi: कोली) are a community native to India and Pakistan. The Koli forms the largest caste-cluster, comprising 24% of the total population of the Gujarat[1] and 30% of Himachal Pradesh.[2] The following is the list of notable Kolis.



Bust of Kanhoji Angre in Visaka Museum
Bust of Kanhoji Angre in Visaka Museum


Tanaji Malusare
Tanaji Malusare


Chief ministers

Party presidents


Members of Parliament

Revolutionaries and freedom fighters

Jhalkaribai Koli statue in Agra, Uttar Pradesh


Maharaja Yashwantrao Martandrao Mukne of Jawhar State


Velnath Thakor temple, Rajkot, Gujarat

See also


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