Former three-time Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was cremated at Nabagraha Cremation Ground in Guwahati on Thursday with full state honors. The last rites of the former chief minister were performed in presence of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, and other senior Cabinet Ministers.

In-charge of Assam Congress, Jitender Singh was also present at the funeral of the great leader. He has also accompanied the funeral procession. Arrangements have been made to seat 1000 people inside the Navagraha crematorium premises. The last rites performed with full state honor.

 

The body was taken to places of worship – the church at Sixth Mile, Zoo Road Naam Ghar, Burah Masjid at Ambari, Sukreshwar temple on the banks of Brahmaputra and Ugratara temple in Latasil area before bringing it to Navagraha crematorium for the final rites) to get a last glimpse of their loved leader who served the state from 2001 to 2016 as the Chief Minister.

 


Gogoi’s final journey will begin from Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, where his mortal remains have been kept for people to pay their last respects, at 9 am on Thursday.

 

Tarun Gogoi was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) in 1971, the 5th term of Lok Sabha. Koliabor was his Lok Sabha constituency till 1999 when he was elected as MP for the 6th term of Lok Sabha. He served six terms as MP from Koliabaor. In 2001 he was elected as the Member of Assam Legislative Assembly from Titabor and took over as the 13th Chief Minister of Assam. He was elected for three consecutive terms, since 2001. He remained the Chief Minister till 2016. Gogoi was born in Rangajan on October 11, 1934.

Senior Congress leader and three-time Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi passed away at  GNRC hospital of Guwahati. Tarun Gogoi was suffering from multi-organ dysfunction.Gogoi, who was Chief Minister of Assam for three consecutive years from 2001 till 2016, was admitted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital on August 26 after he tested positive for Covid-19 and he was discharged from the hospital on October 25.

Born on April 1, 1936, into an ethnic Assamese Tai-Ahom family at Rangajan Tea Estate located in the erstwhile Sivasagar district, now Jorhat district of Assam. His father, Dr Kamaleshwar Gogoi was a medical practitioner at the tea estate while his mother, Usha Gogoi, was known for her collection of poetry –– Hiyar Samahar.

Gogoi did his primary education at the No.26 Rangajan Nimna Buniyadi Vidyalaya before moving to Jorhat Madrassa School, Bholaguri High School located near Badulipar Tea Estate and finally Jorhat Government High School from where he passed the HSLC Examination. Completing his graduation from Jagannath Barooah College, he did his LLB from Gauhati University, Assam.

 

 

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