Ahom military general Lachit Borphukan was one of the bravest and fearless warriors of Assam who was born in Charaideo on November 24, 1622

His birthday is celebrated as Lachit Divas every year to hail his heroic military feats in the Battle of Saraighat in 1671

With his iconic leadership, military intelligence and sheer bravery, Lachit along with his courageous Assamese soldiers delivered a humiliating defeat on the Mughals in the Battle of Saraighat

The son of Momai Tamuli Borbarua who reclaimed the lost Assamese glory unfortunately died a year later in April 25, 1672

He was laid for his eternal rest at Hollongapar in Jorhat district of Assam

This year, the 400th birth anniversary celebrations are being celebrated by the Government of Assam with a variety of programmes across India

Assam’s valiant son Lachit Barphukan will forever be remembered throughout history as an inspirational Assamese icon who served an example of patriotism in its true form for the motherland