Guwahati: Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi’s mother Shanti Gogoi passed away in the wee hours of Friday at a private hospital in New Delhi. She was 86.
According to reports, she was receiving treatment for eye-related issues in Delhi and also underwent an operation recently.
Her mortal remains will be brought back to Dibrugarh on Friday by flight.
Wife of former Assam chief minister Keshab Chandra Gogoi, Shanti Gogoi had donated Rs 1 lakh to PM-Cares fund in April last year to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shanti Gogoi was a well-known social worker and the founding president of Socio Educational Welfare Association (SEWA), an NGO based in Dibrugarh. She initiated and formed the NGO in 2000, two years after her husband’s death.
She authored several books and articles, and also released her autobiography Huworonir Rongin Paat in September 2018.
Born on August 30, 1934 to Jogesh Chandra Borgohain and Padmakumari Gohain, she was a descendent of the Ahom Dynasty through her mother. Both her parents were active politicians and members of the state assembly.
She got married to Keshab Chandra Gogoi at the age of 16. She appeared for matriculation examination after her marriage in 1951 and later on completed her graduation from Kanoi College, Dibrugarh. Together they have five children.