Assam’s Longest Served CM Tarun Gogoi Passes Away At 86

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi passed away on Monday. He was 86.

He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law and grand-children.

Gogoi was admitted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) to ICU on November 1 for the second time after he recovered from COVID-19.

He was under the supervision of 9 doctors in his residence post COVID-19 recovery and admitted to the hospital after his health deteriorated.

He was under mechanical ventilation at GMCH. He suffered from multiple organ failure and breathed his last at 5.34 pm, Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Born on 11 October 1934, Tarun Gogoi remained the Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016, making him the longest serving chief minister of the state for fifteen consecutive years.

The Indian National Congress leader guided the party to three consecutive electoral victories in the state. He did his primary schooling from No.26 Rangajan Nimna Buniyadi Vidyalaya. He completed his LLB from Gauhati University, Assam in 1963.

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