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).[1] It is also found among Punjabis.[2] Panwar is also a clan among Chhetri (Khas Rajput) clan of Nepal.[3] Sardar Bhakti Thapa a war commander at Anglo-Nepalese war, belonged to the Punwar Thapa clan.[4]

People with this surname include:


  1. ^ A. Aiyappan; L. K. Bala Ratnam (1956). Society in India. Social Sciences Association. p. 41. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  2. ^ K. S. Singh (1996). Communities, Segments, Synonyms, Surnames and Titles. Anthropological Survey of India. ISBN 978-0-19-563357-3.
  3. ^ Singh, K.S.; Anthropological Survey of India (2005). People of India: Uttar Pradesh (3 pts.). Anthropological Survey of India. 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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