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Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dies

Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dies

Three-time Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who had been undergoing treatment for post-Covid complications, passed away Monday, state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed. He was 84. His body will be taken to his residence in Dispur and from there, it will be taken to the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra where people can pay their homage to the leader on Tuesday. Leaders across the political spectrum, including PM Narendra Modi and President Kovind, condoled the demise of the Congress stalwart. He was elected CM of Assam in 2001 after he led the Congress to victory in the state elections. He then led the party to a record three consecutive electoral victories in the state. He was also a six-time parliamentarian and served as Union minister twice.