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2018 Play

Brahmaputra: The Story of Lachit Borphukan - Adapted from the book by Aneesh Gokhale

One of the greatest warriors Assam had seen, their own Shivaji and Rana Pratap, was born to Momai Tamuli Borbarua, the commander in chief of the Ahom army. He would rise to become one of the greatest heroes of Assam, and one of the symbols of resistance to the Mughal rule. When one writes of the history of resistance to the Mughals Lachit Borphukan’s name would be there right up with Shivaji and Rana Pratap. Educated in humanities, military skills and scriptures, he was first given position of Soladhara Barua, the scarf bearer of the Ahom swargdeo. He first came into prominence when he recovered Guwahati from the Mughals in 1667, and was presented with the Hengdang a gold plated sword. Lachit Borphukan would however be come to known due to his valor in the Battle of Saraighat, one of the worst defeats the Mughal Army would ever face.

A biopic on Lachit Borphukan by the FACT foundation