Tezpur, Feb 9 : Floral Tributes were paid to Shukladhwaja popularly known as Bir Chilarai on Sunday Morning by the members of Sankalpa Axom at its office premises in Trimurti Udyan.
President of Sankalpa Axom Himanshu Deka, Vice – President Doli Devi, Secretary Joy Bora along with other members Pobitro Bora, Bornali Boro were present there during the event.
Bir Chilarai was the younger brother of Nara Narayan, the king of the Kamata kingdom in the 16th century. He was Nara Narayan’s Commander-in-chief and got his name Chilarai because, as a general, he executed troop movements that were as fast as a chila (kite). Chilarai is known to have descended from the powerful founder of the Koch dynasty of Kamatapur, Biswa Singha. By his valour, he played a significant role in expanding the empire of his elder brother, Maharaja Nara Narayan. His valour ensured Koch supremacy over the Bhutia, Kachari kingdom and the Ahoms though several battles were fought between the Koches and Ahoms with countable victories for both sides.