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LACHIT BORPHUKAN JI

Focus:  GS 1;The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

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PM pays tribute to Lachit Borphukan on Lachit Diwas

About Lachit Borphukan Ji

  • The Lachit Borphukan (24 November 1622 – 25 April 1672) was a commander and Borphukan (Phu-Kon-Lung) in the Ahom kingdom, located in present-day Assam, India.
  • He was known for his leadership in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat that thwarted a drawn-out attempt by Mughal forces under the command of Ramsingh I to take over Ahom Kingdom, he died about a year later due to illness.

         Above image of Lachit Barphukan’s Statue at Jorhat, Assam, India.

  • The Battle of Saraighat was a naval battle fought in 1671 between the Mughal Empire (led by the Kachwaha king, Raja Ramsingh I), and the Ahom Kingdom (led by Lachit Borphukan) on the Brahmaputra river at Saraighat, now in Guwahati, Assam, India.
INJESTERS on Twitter: "The commander who beat back a sustained attack by  superior Mughal forces in 1671 - Lachit Borphukan - and he was a BIG guy…  https://t.co/mtLpue2O2M

Above image of 35-feet-high statue of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan and his army in the middle of the Brahmaputra.

  • On 24 November each year Lachit Divas (Lachit Day) is celebrated statewide in Assam to commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan and the victory of the Assamese army at the Battle of Saraighat.
  • The Lachit Divas is celebrated to promote the ideals of Lachit Borphukan the legendary general of Assam’s history.
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         Above image attached of Lachit bust at National Defense Academy pune Maharashtra.

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