Tarun Gogoi

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Tarun Gogoi
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13th Chief Minister of Assam
In office
18 May 2001[1] – 24 May 2016
Prime MinisterP. V. Narasimha Rao
Preceded byPrafulla Kumar Mahanta
Succeeded bySarbananda Sonowal
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
20 September 2001 – 23 November 2020
Preceded byDip Gogoi
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Food Processing Industries
In office
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded byKeshab Mahanta
Succeeded byDip Gogoi
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byKul Bahadur Chetri
Succeeded byPradyut Bordoloi
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded byBhadreswar Tanti
Succeeded byKeshab Mahanta
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded byRajendranath Barua
Succeeded byParag Chaliha
Personal details
Born(1934-10-11)11 October 1934[2]
Jorhat district, Assam Province, British India
(present-day Assam, India)
Died23 November 2020(2020-11-23) (aged 86)
Guwahati, Assam, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Dolly Gogoi
ChildrenChandrima Gogoi and Gaurav Gogoi
ParentsDr. Kamaleswar Gogoi (father) and Usha Gogoi (mother)
Alma materGauhati University
ProfessionLawyer, politician

Tarun Gogoi [2] (11 October 1934 – 23 November 2020) was an Indian politician. He was the Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016.[3][4][5]

He was a member of the Indian National Congress and led the party to a record three consecutive electoral victories in Assam.

On 26 August 2020, Gogoi was hospitalized with COVID-19 and was given a blood plasma transplant in Guwahati, Assam.[6] He died three months later on 23 November from problems caused by the infection, aged 86.[7][8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. ZEE NEWS (18 May 2001). "Tarun Gogoi sworn in as new Assam Chief Minister". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 TNN 12 Oct 2012, 05.29AM IST (2012-10-12). "Quiet celebration on Gogoi birthday - Times Of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
  3. "Regional players eye key role".
  4. sentinelassam.com 23 May 2013, 12.35PM IST (2013-05-17). "Tarun Gogoi : Leading from the front - The Sentinel". sentinelassam.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  5. "I am real Hindu, they are fake, says Assam CM Tarun Gogoi".
  6. "Tarun Gogoi, coronavirus positive, given plasma after sudden drop in oxygen level: Himanta Biswa Sarma". India Today. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  7. "Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dies at 86". ndtv.com. NDTV. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  8. "Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi passes away at 84". hindustantimes.com. Hindustan Times. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  9. "Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dies at 86". Scroll.in. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.