Pawar (also spelled as Pavar[1] and Puar) is an Indian surname found among the Maratha, Mahar or Koli people in Maharashtra.[2][3][1]

Notable people bearing the Pawar name or its variants include:

See also


  1. ^ a b Apte, Usha Mukund (1982). Vedic, Hindu, and Tribal Marriage: A Study in Culture Change. New Delhi, India: AWARE (Action for Welfare and Awakening in Rural Environment). pp. 201: the Koli - clans names like Cavan, Bhosle, Pavar etc. are of part - Kshatriya origin.
  2. ^ Tulasīdāsa Viṭhūjī Geḍāma (1999). Untouchability and Its Origin. Yugantar Education Society. p. 158. In Maharashtra we find surnames of Jadhav, Chavan, Pawar, Gaikwad, Thorat etc. among the Maratha caste as well as Mahar caste
  3. ^ K. S. Singh (1996). Communities, Segments, Synonyms, Surnames and Titles. Anthropological Survey of India. ISBN 978-0-19-563357-3.