Guwahati: Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi passed away at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) at 5.34 pm on Monday. He was admitted to the hospital due to post-COVID related complications on November 4. Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed the same.
The 86-year-old Congress veteran leader was on ventilator support following complaints of chest pain and breathing issues.
Gogoi had suffered multiple organ failure and been on ventilator support for the past few days. Doctors at the GMCH had performed dialysis on him on Sunday, said reports.
Tarun Gogoi, three-terms CM of Assam from 2001 to 2016, had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 25, and admitted to GMCH on August 26. He was discharged two months later on October 25.
On November 3, Tarun Gogoi shared an audio message from the hospital. He said, “Without blessings from the people and God, it would not have been possible for me to do service to the society. I hope that people of Assam keep showing their love.” He has also stated how much he values the affection that he has received over the years from the public.
“Their love is what I believe is what I have earned during my political career and I hope to keep this I can carry on working for the people,” Tarun Gogoi had added.
Tarun Gogoi’s political career has been a long one. He was elected as a Member of the Parliament for six times. He is longest serving chief minister of Assam, and the incumbent MLA from Titabor constituency.
His political career started in 1968 and with 52-years of experience in politics, Tarun Gogoi had been Indira Gandhi’s most trusted leaders of all time. He has also served as Union Minister and is considered as one of the most efficient politicians of the country.
He is survived by his wife Dolly Gogoi and two children Chandrima Gogoi and Gaurav Gogoi.
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