Bhakti Thapa

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Bhakti Thapa Chhetri
सरदार
भक्ति थापा क्षेत्री
Bhakti Thapa.jpg
Portrait of Sardar Bhakti Thapa Chhetri in his 70s
Grand Old Man of Deothal
Personal details
Born1741
Lamjung District, Nepal
Died1815
(aged 74)
Deuthal, Garhwal Division, Kingdom of Nepal (present day Uttarakhand, India)
ChildrenRam Das Thapa Chhetri
Military service
Battles/warsAnglo-Nepalese war

Bhakti Thapa Chhetri (Nepali: ; born Lamjung, Nepal 1741 A.D.- 1815 A.D.) was a Nepalese military general and governor in the Kingdom of Nepal. He first worked for the Kingdom of Lamjung.[1] He is regarded as one of Nepal's national heroes. Thapa, who served as the Sardar (commander) of the Lamjung state, battled Gorkhali in the conflict on behalf of Lamjung King Kehari Narayan. Following Lamjung's defeat in the conflict with the Gorkhali (Nepali) army, he was taken prisoner of war and sent to Kathmandu. Later, he was chosen to serve in the Nepali army as a sirdar (one of the sirdars).[2]

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  1. "Three must-know facts about Bhakti Thapa, the new Nepali luminary".
  2. "You are being redirected..." thehimalayantimes.com.