Sibsagar, one of the modern districts of Assam, came into prominence under the Ahom rulers. The Ahoms, a group of the Shan invaders, under the hegemony of Sukhapha, first conquered the eastern portion of the country and later on, his descendants ruled the entire country for nearly six hundred years.
It is an undeniable fact that the whom rule gave Assam for several centuries a good and strong, government which, resisting successively several Muhammadan invasions, kept the country in peace, prosperity and order.
Author - H.V.Sreenivasa Murthy And B.K. Barua