Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogi passes away

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Tarun Gogoi had tested positive for Covid-19 on August 25 and was discharged from the hospital on October 25.

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi died on Monday, November 23. He was 84.

State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the senior Congress leader, who was admitted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital on November 2 with Covid-19 complications, died of multiple organ failure.

He had tested positive for Covid-19 on August 25 and was discharged from the hospital on October 25. The three-time Congress chief minister, who represents Titabor Assembly constituency in Jorhat district, was among 24 legislators from the state to have contracted the infection, according to Scroll.in.

The Congress leader’s health worsened on Saturday afternoon, following a multi-organ failure and he became unconscious with difficulty in breathing. He was put on invasive ventilation by Saturday night as his condition deteriorated. On Sunday, doctors had performed dialysis on him as he was unable to pass urine naturally due to a kidney problem, according to PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled his death and said he was a "popular leader and a veteran administrator".Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal cancelled his engagements in Dibrugarh and flew back to Guwahati to be with Gogoi and his family on Monday.

State Cabinet ministers and Asom Gana Parishad leaders Atul Bora and Keshab Mahanta, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ramen Deka and All India United Democratic Front chief Badruddin Ajmal were among those from other parties to visit the facility to enquire about his health.

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