400th birth anniversary celebrations of legendary war hero of Assam Lachit Barphukan begins in New Delhi
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The three-day celebrations on the 400th birth anniversary of the great Ahom general Lachit Barphukan began in New Delhi on November 23, 2022.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated an exhibition on the occasion at Vigyan Bhavan.
Union Law Minister Kiren Rijijju attended the cultural event as the Chief Guest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the closing ceremony on 25 November.
A documentary and a coffee table book on the life and glory of Lachit Barphukan were inaugurated in New Delhi during the event.
The Assam government is organising a week-long program to mark the birth anniversary of Lachit Barphukan.
Who was Lachit Barphukan?
Lachit Barphukan was a famous general of the great Ahom army that defeated the Mughals and checked the growing ambitions of Aurangzeb in the late 17th century.
The Ahoms, who ruled Assam for more than 600 years, hold the record for the longest reign in the world.
He is best known for leading the Battle of Saraighat on the Brahmaputra in 1671, repulsing an attempt by a Mughal army led by Raja Ramsingh-I to reconquer Assam.
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