Assam mourns former CM Tarun Gogoi’s demise


GUWAHATI: Tarun Gogoi, one of the most popular politicians of the state who adorned the post of chief minister of Assam for three consecutive terms passed away at 5.34 PM on Monday at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati.

“With deep pain I would like to inform the people of Assam, honourable former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi passed away at 5.34 PM. The superintendent of GMCH has formally declared Tarun Gogoi’s death at 5.34 PM,” said Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The last rites of Gogoi will be performed with full state honour.

Leaders and well wishers cutting across party lines have mourned the demise of the stalwart.

The local people of Titabor, the constituency which Gogoi represented in the Assam Legislative Assembly and where the senior leader was born are in tears following demise of their popular leader.