CM Tarun Gogoi

Assam, 23rd November: Three-time former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, who has been battling post-Covid health complications for a month, passed away this morning at 5:34 pm at GMCH. Top dignitaries of the state had already reached GMCH to inquire about his health.

The 86-year-old veteran Congress leader and former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi had become “completely unconscious” on Saturday afternoon after difficulty in breathing, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. He also suffered multiple organ failure, the minister confirmed.

Meanwhile, the CM’s daughter Chandrima Gogoi on Sunday arrived in GMCH from the US to meet her ailing father, and Gogoi’s son Gaurav Gogoi has been in the hospital since his father was re-admitted with post covid complications.

He was re-admitted to the ICU of GMCH at 10.30 pm on November 1 after he had complained of breathing problems.

The former chief minister was first admitted to the GMCH on August 26 after he tested positive for COVID-19.