Amar Singh Thapa
Amar Singh Thapa
अमर सिंह थापा
Portrait of Bada (Elder) Amar Singh Thapa
|Western Commander of Nepali Army|
|Born||1751 A.D. (1808 B.S.)|
Gosain Kunda, Rasuwa District
|Relations||Surath Singh Thapa (grandson)|
Ripu Mardan Thapa (grandson)
Badal Singh Thapa (grandson)
|Father||Bagh Bhim Singh Thapa|
|Awards||National heroes of Nepal (posthumous)|
|Nickname(s)||Living Lion of Nepal|
Bada Amar Singh
|Battles/wars||Anglo-Nepalese war, reinforced at 2nd Nepalese-Tibetan War|
Amar Singh Thapa also known as Badakaji Amar Singh Thapa[note 1](Nepali: बडाकाजी अमर सिंह थापा), Budha Kazi Amar Singh Thapa or, Amar Singh Thapa The Elder was the senior commander of Nepal Army in the conquest of Western Provinces. He is often hailed as Living Lion of Nepal and was posthumously awarded with National heroes of Nepal, who often led great battles of conquest and defence for Gurkhas in person.
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Footnotes[change | change source]
- Bada Kaaji Amar Singh Thapa was distinguished from Sardar Amar Singh Thapa, PM Bhimsen's father, by terms Bada and Sanu meaning greater and lesser.
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- http://nepalarmy.mil.np/history.php[dead link]
- "Cover with the seal of Amar Singh Thapa". Bilder-aus-nepal.de. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- "National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal". ImNepal.com. 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
- Princep 1825, pp. 459–461.
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