Lachit Borphukan was a legendary Ahom general in the 17th century who is remembered for his heroic deeds and exemplary leadership. He is credited for driving out the Mughals from Assam, who had invaded and occupied the state for a brief period of time. His able leadership of the Ahom army and brilliant military strategies are celebrated to this day.
Lachit Borphukan: The Legendary Ahom General
Lachit Borphukan was born in a royal Ahom family in 1622 AD and was the son of Momai Tamuli Barbarua, a renowned Ahom general. He was trained in military tactics and warfare from a young age and soon rose to be the commander of the Ahom army. He was also a great scholar and was well-versed in the scriptures of Hinduism.
In 1667, the Mughals under Aurangzeb invaded Assam, and Lachit Borphukan was appointed the commander-in-chief of the Ahom army by the Ahom king, Swargadeo Chakradhwaj Singha. Under his leadership, the Ahom army fought back and defeated the Mughals in the famous Battle of Saraighat. Lachit Borphukan’s strategies and tactics were instrumental in securing the victory for the Ahoms.
After the victory, Lachit Borphukan was given the title of Borphukan, which was the highest civilian post in the Ahom kingdom. He was known for his sense of justice and fairness, and served the Ahom kingdom with distinction.
Assam’s Glorious Government Under Lachit Borphukan
Under Lachit Borphukan’s able leadership, the Ahom kingdom saw a period of great prosperity and progress. He was credited with introducing several reforms that improved the administration of the kingdom. He was also known for his strict adherence to the principles of justice and fairness, and his just and equitable rule earned him the respect and admiration of the people.
Lachit Borphukan was known for his strong sense of discipline and order. He introduced a strict code of conduct for the Ahom army, and also instituted several measures to ensure the welfare of the troops. He also imposed stringent punishments for any violation of the code of conduct.
Lachit Borphukan was also a great patron of art and culture. He encouraged the development of literature and culture in Assam, and also patronized several artists and writers. He was also a great patron