Ahom General Lachit Borphukan Statue Unveiled in Assam

  • 11 Mar 2024

On 9th March, PM revealed a 125-foot bronze statue of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan at his burial site in Assam's Jorhat district.

  • The statue is part of the Lachit Barphukan Maidam Development Project at Hollongapar, spanning 16.5 acres and aimed at boosting tourism. The project cost is Rs 214 crore.
  • Lachit Borphukan was a celebrated army commander of the Ahom kingdom known for his victory in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat against the Mughal forces, led by Raja Ramsingh-I.
  • Renowned sculptor Ram Vanji Sutar crafted the statue, previously acclaimed for the Statue of Unity in Gujarat.
  • Besides the statue, the project includes a gallery showcasing the Ahom dynasty's history, another gallery focusing on contemporary Assam, and the construction of an auditorium with a capacity of 500 people.