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CM Sarma pays homage to Lachit Barphukan on Lachit Diwas

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma  on Wednesday paid tributes to the legendary Ahom General Bir Lachit Barphukan on his birth anniversary.

The Chief Minister Tweeted, “I bow in reverence to the great Ahom General Lachit Borphukan on the occasion of #LachitDiwas. A strong leader and an epitome of bravery, Bir Lachit Borphukan’s heroics will continue to inspire generations to fight for the pride & sovereignty of their motherland.”

 

Moreover, various events are being organised across the state in remembrance of the legendary warrior.

During the Battle of Saraighat in 1671, the legendary Ahom general led his army and defeated the mighty Mughal forces and overcome all challenges. The Mughal Army under Ram Singh consisted of 30,000 infantry, 15,000 archers, 18,000 Turkish cavalries, 5,000 gunners, and over 1000 cannons besides a large flotilla of boats.

They failed to make any advances against the Assamese army during the first phase of the war itself. Lachit Borphukan was victorious and the Mughals were forced to retreat from Guwahati.

Every year on November 24, Lachit Divas is celebrated across Assam to remember the legendary Ahom general.

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