Tarun Gogoi’s Ashes to Travel Across Assam: Gaurav

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The ashes of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who was cremated on Thursday, would be first taken to Titabor assembly constituency, which he had represented for four terms, and then to other parts of Assam, his son and Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said.

During his final days at the hospital, the state’s longest-serving chief minister had told the doctors that he wanted to visit Titabor, and then to other parts of the state, and call a press conference to tell people about the dreams that he had nurtured, Gaurav told reporters after performing the last rites of his father.

The Lok Sabha MP further said, “He had a strong desire to visit his constituency, which he had not been able to do due to the illness, and then travel across the state to meet people and to understand their problems.”

The veteran leader’s family has decided to “fulfil his last wish by taking his ashes to Titabor and then to Brahmaputra and Barak Valleys, Upper and Lower Assam and the North Bank”, he said.

“My father may not be present with us but his ideals, dreams and aspirations for the youth, for the bright future of rural people and the well-being of all sections will continue to be with us. As a son, it will be my responsibility to fulfill the dreams that he had,” the Lok Sabha Deputy Leader of the Congress said.

He thanked the people of the state for showering their love on his father and coming out in such large numbers to pay their last respects to him.

The 84-year old three-time chief minister and six-time Lok Sabha MP died on November 23 after a nearly-four-month battle with coronavirus infection and post-Covid complications.

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