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Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dies Tarun Gogoi

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dies

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Nov 2020, 06:05 pm

Guwahati: Former Assam Chief Minister and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi died on Monday.

He was 86.

He was hospitalised on Nov 1.

The senior Congress leader was undergoing treatment in the ICU of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital  (GMCH).

The octogenarian Congress leader had tested positive for COVID 19 on August 25 and was admitted in the GMCH, where he underwent treatment for over 20 days before recovering from the infection.

He had served as the Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016.

He led the Congress to a record three consecutive electoral victories in Assam.

He completed 15 consecutive years as Chief Minister of Assam on 18 May 2016 as the longest serving Chief Minister of the state.

Mourning his death Youth Congress tweeted: "We are deeply anguished to hear about the passing away of Senior Congress leader, former Chief Minister and a mighty leader of the people of Assam Shri Tarun Gogoi.Our condolences to the family and loved ones. May God give them strength to overcome this irreparable loss."

Narendra Modi tweets: 

Mourning the death of the Congress leader, Indian PM Narendra Modi tweeted: "Shri Tarun Gogoi Ji was a popular leader and a veteran administrator, who had years of political experience in Assam as well as the Centre. Anguished by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti."

President, Rahul Gandhi react: 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi posted: "Shri Tarun Gogoi was a true Congress leader. He devoted his life to bringing all the people and communities of Assam together. For me, he was a great and wise teacher. I loved and respected him deeply.I will miss him. My love and condolences to Gaurav & the family."

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind remarked: "Extremely sad to know of the demise of Shri Tarun Gogoi, former Chief Minister of Assam. The country has lost a veteran leader with rich political and administrative experience. His long tenure in office was a period of epochal change in Assam."

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju posted: "Very sad & extremely painful to hear about the tragic demise of very loving and senior leader of our country and ex-CM of Assam, Tarun Gogoi Dada. May God bless the noble soul and provide strength to the whole family.I'll forever cherish the special moments with him."