Lachit Borphukan : Who defended the Ahom Kingdom against the Mughal Empire

Lachit Borphukan is recognized as one of the greatest military commanders in Ahom Kingdom during the late 17th century.

Born in 1622 into a family of military leaders in the Ahom Kingdom, he inherited his love for the military from his father, Momai Tamuli Borbarua, a prominent military leader himself.

Appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Ahom army at young age, Lachit Borphukan immediately set out to expand the military strength.

Lachit Borphukan led the Ahom army in repelling the Mughal Empire's invasion in 1662 under the leadership of Mir Jumla, forcing the Mughals to retreat.

In 1671, the Mughal Empire launched another attack on the Ahom Kingdom, under the leadership of Raja Ramsingh, with a powerful army.

Lachit Borphukan led his army to the Battle of Saraighat, where he rallied his troops and led them to a decisive victory against the Mughals.

Lachit Borphukan was not only a legendary military commander but also a man of great integrity who always put his kingdom and his people first, known for his humility and commitment to justice.

His contributions to Indian history have not gone unnoticed. He is remembered as a symbol of resistance against foreign invasions and celebrated every year in Assam on Lachit Diwas.