IANS | 24 Nov, 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended greetings on the
occasion of Lachit Diwas, which is observed annually in Assam to mark
the birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan, the great Ahom General who
had inflicted the most crushing defeat on the Mughals.
a tweet in Assamese, the Prime Minister said: "Greetings on Lachit
Diwas. This Lachit Diwas is special because we mark the 400th birth
anniversary of the great Lachit Borphukan. He epitomised unparalleled
courage. He placed the well-being of people above everything else and
was a just as well as visionary leader."
Thursday marks the 400th birth anniversary of the Ahom general.
Celebrations to mark the day in the national capital will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister.
Borphukan had defeated the Mughal army in the Battle of Saraighat in March 1671.