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)
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- ^ K. S. Singh (1996). Communities, Segments, Synonyms, Surnames and Titles. Anthropological Survey of India. ISBN 978-0-19-563357-3.
- ^ 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.
- ^ https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/plea-to-declare-bhakti-thapa-a-martyr/
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