End of an Era : Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi Passes Away (1934 - 2020)

New Delhi: Former Assam CM and Congress leader Tarun Gogoi passed away in Guwahati, announced state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

84-year-old Gogoi had been admitted at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) since 2 November and was placed on mechanical ventilation after his condition deteriorated further today.

He was put under invasive ventilation on Saturday night when his condition worsened due to a multi-organ failure.

On 25 October, who was undergoing treatment for post-Covid recovery complications, was discharged from GMCH after two months.

He had tested positive for Covid-19 on 25 August.

The octogenerian Congress leader was being monitored by a team of nine doctors, GMCH Superintendent Abhijit Sarma said.

The doctors attending on Gogoi were in constant touch with a team from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), led by Randip Guleria.

Gogoi was the MLA from the Titabor assembly constituency since 2001. He was also a six-time parliamentarian and a Union minister twice.

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