Abhiman Singh Basnet

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"Abhiman Singh Basnyat" first chief of the army of the Unified Nepal(1746)

Abhiman Singh Basnyat was the third son of Nobel man Badabeer Kazi Shivaram Singh Basnyat, who was the first military leader of Gorkha. He laid down his life in a campaign to unify Nepal in 1746 in Chhaling, (Naldum) near Bhaktapur.

Abhiman Singh had three brothers. His two elder brothers were Kazi Naahar Singh and Kazi Kehar Singh. His youngest brother, Kazi Dhaukal Singh Basnyat, who became the governor of Kumaun, was the first owner of the present Narayanhity Palace.

Abhiman Singh became the first Commander in Chief of a United Nepal after General Kalu Pandey died during his second attempt to capture Kirtipur.

In 1857 he was sent to settle the area of Morang and Sunsari, then called Kaala Banzaar. It was a great injustice to him to being sent to this area at such age when he was already a Mulkazi.

Abhiman Singh died at the age of fifty-six in 1857. He was reported to have died from a fever, possibly malaria.