Assam Cong Pays Tribute to FMR Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on His 1st Death Anniversary

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Published: November 23,2021 02:08 PM
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Gogoi, who was battling for his life with post-Covid complications in a hospital, died of multiple organ failure on November 23, 2020.

November 23, 2021: Tributes poured in from the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee on the death anniversary of former Chief Minister of Assam and Veteran Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday.



Gogoi, who was battling for his life with post-Covid complications in a hospital, died of multiple organ failure on November 23, 2020.



Gogoi was born on April 1, 1936 at Rangajan Tea Estate in Jorhat district and trained as a lawyer from Gauhati University. After a few years as an advocate, he took a plunge into politics in 1968 when he was elected as member of Jorhat municipal board. Three years later, he got elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Jorhat.



Gogoi was re-elected to Lok Sabha for two more terms from Jorhat, in 1977 and 1983. Between 1983 and 1990, he held several senior posts in Congress including the party’s general secretary as well as Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president. Gogoi got elected to the Lok Sabha for the fourth time in 1991 from Kaliabor, a constituency he represented two more times in 1998 and 1999 respectively. Gogoi’s son Gaurav now represents Congress from Kaliabor.



The veteran politician was also a Union minister between 1991 and 1995 handling the portfolio of food processing ministry in the PV Narasimha Rao Cabinet.



On November 9, 2021 Gogoi was awarded the Padma Bhushan posthumously. His wife Dolly Gogoi received the award at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.