Assam Govt To Set Up Museum On 'Battle of Saraighat' In Guwahati
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed a presentation on Brahmaputra riverine heritage and the naval history of Assam at Janata Bhawan on October 1.
In the meeting CM Sonowal directed the officials to construct a museum glorifying the 'Battle of Saraighat' where the Ahoms routed the Mughals.
It is to be mentioned that the Battle of Saraighat was a naval battle fought in 1671 between the Mughal Empire, and the Ahom Kingdom led by Lachit Borphukan on the Brahmaputra river at Saraighat. The Battle of Saraighat was the last battle in the last major attempt by the Mughals to extend their empire into Assam.