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Definition

One of the more infamous Bangalore goondas of the 80's and 90's. Along with his contemporaries "Chappal" Hamid and "Tarakari" Shakeel he dominated downtown Shivajinagar as a don.

Now used as a generic phrase for any small-time vendor who moonlights as a big-time gangster (or vice versa)

Had a day job as a chicken seller ("Koli" is the Kannada word for chicken), and was known to attack people with a meat cleaver.

Usage

Why are you walking around with a meat-cleaver men? Do you think you are Koli Fayaz or what?
Added 2011-06-30 by Kannadoggy