Assam’s Tallest Leader, Congress Stalwart Tarun Gogoi Passes Away At 86, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Leaders Across Party Lines Pay Respects

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Arguably Assam’s tallest political leader, Congress stalwart Tarun Gogoi passed away at 86 after suffering from COVID related complications. He was six time Lok Sabha MP and a three -time Chief Minister till 2016. He was in hospital for the last three months.

The mortal remains of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi will be cremated on Thursday in Guwahati, state Congress chief Ripun Bora said.

Briefing the press at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital where Gogoi breathed last on Monday, Bora said the body will be taken to his official residence at Dispur from the hospital on Tuesday morning.

“The doctors will complete necessary medical formalities in the night to prepare the body for keeping it safe for three days,” said Bora, a Rajya Sabha MP.
After that, Gogoi’s body will be taken to state secretariat Janata Bhawan where he sat for 15 years as the chief minister, and then to state Congress headquarters Rajiv Bhawan around 3.30 pm.

As soon as the news of Tarun Gogoi’s death broke, Leaders across party lines paid their rich tributes recalling his immense contribution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Amit Shah, Union Home Minister

Rahul Gandhi, Former Congress president

Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP

Sachin Pilot, Congress leader

Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister Assam

Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP leader, finance Minister, Health & Family Welfare, PWD, Transformation & Development

Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister

Kiren Rijiju, Mos Youth Affairs and Sports

Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister Odisha

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Law Minister

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