Fulfilling Tarun Gogoi's last wish, ashes to be taken across Assam: Gaurav Gogoi
Guwahati: The ashes of deceased former chief minister (CM) Tarun Gogoi of Assam will be taken to all parts across the state starting from his own constituency, said his son and member of parliament (MP), Gaurav Gogoi.
Tarun Gogoi was cremated at the Nabagraha Cremation ground in Guwahati on Thursday after three days of mourning that was announced following his death on November 23.
The longest-serving CM of the state, Tarun Gogoi, who was admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after he developed post-COVID complications, had stated his wish to the doctors of wanting to visit Titabor and other parts of Assam.
Gaurav Gogoi expressed his father's wish while speaking to the media while his father was being treated at the GMCH. Tarun Gogoi also had a desire to call a press meeting to share the aspirations that he may have had, stated the MP.
Gogoi's family has now decided to fulfill his last wish by taking his ashes first to Titabor and after that to both the river valleys of Assam; Brahmaputra and Barak, upper and lower Assam, and the North Bank.
Loksabha MP Gaurav Gogoi said that it is his responsibility as a son to fulfill the last wishes of his father.
"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," he said
Furthermore, Gaurav Gogoi showed his gratitude to the people of the state who bestowed their love and honour in these testing for his family, Tarun Gogoi.
The Congress stalwart passed away at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on the evening of November 23. He was admitted to the hospital on November 4 due to post COVID complications.