Former Chief Minister passed away. Tarun Gogoi, the veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Assam has died in a hospital in Guwahati. He was aged 86.
Gogoi became Chief Minister in Assam for three continuous terms. He was the longest serving CM in the state. A six-time member of parliament from Assam and twice Union minister, Gogoi returned from Delhi to state politics in 2001.
Gogoi was admitted in a hospital after he tested positive for Covid-19 on August 25. He was later discharged after testing negative. Tarun Gogoi was admitted in the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) on November 2 following breathing problems because of post-Covid-19 complications.
He is survived by his wife Dolly Gogoi, daughter Chandrima Gogoi and son Gaurav Gogoi.