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Ramani Gabhoru to be staged in city on June 10 and 11

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 8: The historical drama – Ramani Gabhoru – written by Dr. Dinesh Sarma and directed by Abhish Sarman — will be staged at Rabindra Bhavan in the city on June 10 and 11.

Ramani Gabhoru, daughter of Ahom king Swargodeo Jaydwaj Singha who ruled Assam from 1654-1663, was given along with the war booty to the Mughal Imperial Harem in Delhi after King Jaydwaj was defeated in the war. Ramani was the niece of Lachit Barphukan and Laluksola Borphukan.      

In 1668, upon conversion to Islam, Ramani Gabhoru was remed Rahmat Bhanu and filly married to Aurangzebs son Prince Azam Shah alias Azam Tara.

 By that time Guwahati was recovered from the Mughal by Ahom general Lachit Borphukan in the battle of Saraighat in 1671. After a few years in 1677 it was proposed that Guwahati should be given to the Mughal and in return Laluksola Borphukan, then viceroy of ahom at Guwahati should be made the king. When Ramani Gabhoru alias Rahmat Bhanu came to know this, she she warned her materl uncle through a letter and asked him not to betray his motherland. With power-starved Laluksola betraying his mother land, Ramani Gabhoru had to succumb to the shock he had received from the betrayal by her materl uncle.

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