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SUKHRUNGPHAA (reignreign 1696–1714), or SwargadeoSWARGADEO RUDRA SINGHA (Assamese : স্বৰ্গদেউ ৰূদ্ৰ সিংহ), was a Tungkhungia king of the Ahom kingdom
Ahom kingdom
under whom the kingdom reached its zenith of power and glory. Rudra Singha, known as Lai before he became the king, was the son of the previous Ahom king Gadadhar Singha
Gadadhar Singha
. An illiterate (probably dyslexic), he is best known for building a coalition of rulers in the region and raising a vast composite army against the Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
. He died on the eve of his march west from Guwahati
Guwahati
.

His father had to escape persecution by the previous Ahom king and his mother, Joymoti Konwari , was killed in royal custody. He established his capital at Rangpur . Silver rupee of Sukhrungphaa. The legends read: obverse: sri srimat swarga deva rudra simhasya sake 1622 and reverse: sri sri hara gauri padambuja madhu karasya. The date of 1622 is in the Saka era
Saka era
(= 1700 CE) and the legend reveals that the king was a devotee of Siva .

CONTENTS

* 1 Reign

* 1.1 Political works * 1.2 Administrative works * 1.3 Civil works

* 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References

REIGN

POLITICAL WORKS

Though he was an illiterate himself, he had an expansive and progressive political vision, just as Akbar
Akbar
had. Rudra Singha subjugated the Dimasa (1706) and the Jaintia kingdoms. His father had removed the last vestiges of the Mughal rule in Assam, and he planned to extend his kingdom up to the Karatoya River , the traditional western boundary of the erstwhile Kamarupa kingdom . He began forming an alliance with different kingdoms and positioned himself at Guwahati for the expedition with a large army and fleet, along with the troops from the Dimasa-Kacharis (14,000), the Jaintiyas (10,000) and the Daflas (600), when he died. The later kings did not follow up on his plans.

Rudra Singha reversed the persecution of the Vaishnava