Ahom warrior Lachit Borphukan

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  • March 7, 2022
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Ahom warrior Lachit Borphukan

Part of: Prelims and GS-I History

Context: President Ram Nath Kovind recently launched the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan.

  • He also laid the foundations for Alaboi war memorial and a 150-foot bronze statue of the legendary commander.
  • Lachit Borphukan was a legendary army commander of the Ahom kingdom. 
  • He is known for his leadership in the 1671 ‘Battle of Saraighat’ on the Brahmaputra against Mughal forces where he defeated the Mughal army.
  • Earlier, The Battle of Alaboi was fought on August 5, 1669, between the Ahoms and Mughals where Mughals had won.

About Ahom kingdom (1228-1826)

  • It was a late medieval kingdom in the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam.
  • The kingdom is well known for maintaining its sovereignty for nearly 600 years and successfully resisting Mughal expansion in Northeast India. 
  • It was established by Sukaphaa, a Tai prince from Mong Mao

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