Amar Singh Thapa

Supreme Commander of the Western Front of Nepal

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.[1] He is often hailed as Living Lion of Nepal[2] and was posthumously awarded with National heroes of Nepal,[3] who often led great battles of conquest and defence for Gurkhas in person.[4]

Amar Singh Thapa
श्री बडाकाजी
अमर सिंह थापा
Amar Singh Thapa Badakaji.jpg
Portrait of Bada (Elder) Amar Singh Thapa
Western Commander of Nepali Army
Personal details
Born1751 A.D. (1808 B.S.)
Gorkha District
Died1816 A.D.
Gosain Kunda, Rasuwa District
RelationsSurath Singh Thapa (grandson)
Ripu Mardan Thapa (grandson)
Badal Singh Thapa (grandson)
ChildrenRanadhoj Thapa
Bhaktabir Thapa
Narsingh Thapa
Ramdas Thapa
Ranajor Thapa
MotherUma Devi
FatherBagh Bhim Singh Thapa
AwardsNational heroes of Nepal (posthumous)
Military service
Nickname(s)Living Lion of Nepal
Bada Amar Singh
Allegiance   Nepal
Battles/warsAnglo-Nepalese war, reinforced at 2nd Nepalese-Tibetan War



  1. 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.


  1. "Nepalese Army | नेपाली सेना". Archived from the original on 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  2. "Cover with the seal of Amar Singh Thapa". Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. "National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal". 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  4. Princep 1825, pp. 459–461.