Pawar (also spelled as Puar, Puwar, Punwar, Parmar, Panwar, Powar) is an Indian surname. It is found among the Maratha clans that claim Rajput origin (see Parmar). It is also found among  Punjabis and  Jats. Panwar is also a clan among Chhetri ( Khas Rajput) clan of Nepal. Sardar  Bhakti Thapa a war commander at Anglo-Nepalese war, belonged to the Punwar Thapa clan.
People with this surname include:
Sunny Pawar, Indian child actor
Manpreet Singh Pawar, Indian Hockey player
Puar Maratha Rajputs
Lalita Pawar (1916-1998), Indian actress
Narayan Rao Pawar (1925-2010), Indian independence activist and member of Arya Samaj who plotted to kill the last Nizam of Hyderabad
Sharad Pawar (born 1940), Indian politician
Urmila Pawar (born 1945), Indian Marathi-language writer
Ajit Pawar (born 1959), Indian politician; deputy chief minister of Maharashtra and nephew of Sharad Pawar
Pradnya Daya Pawar (born 1966), Indian Marathi-language poet
Rajesh Pawar (born 1979), Indian cricketer
Ameya Pawar (born 1980), American politician and City of Chicago Alderman
Kuldeep Pawar, Indian actor in the Marathi language film industry Rajendra S Pawar, Indian civil servant
Anand Pawar, Indian badminton player
Anjali Pawar, Indian social worker
Rajendra Singh Pawar, Indian businessman, chairman of NIIT
Uttamsingh Pawar, Indian politician Bodh Singh Bhagat, Member of Parliament (Balaghat) References
A. Aiyappan; L. K. Bala Ratnam (1956). . Social Sciences Association. p. 41 Society in India . Retrieved . 21 December 2012
K. S. Singh (1996). . Anthropological Survey of India. Communities, Segments, Synonyms, Surnames and Titles ISBN 978-0-19-563357-3.
Singh, K.S.; Anthropological Survey of India (2005). . Anthropological Survey of India. People of India: Uttar Pradesh (3 pts.) ISBN 9788173041143 . Retrieved . 2017-06-11 The Chhetri clans (thar) include Adhikari, Bania, Basnet, Bhandari, Bist, Bohra, Burathoki, Charti, Karki, Khanka, Khatri, Kanwar, Manghi, Mahat, Panwar, Rana, Rawat, Roka, Thapa, etc.
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