Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, 84, who was undergoing treatment at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital for post-Covid complications, passed away on Monday, November 23, state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed.
The veteran Congress leader's health condition deteriorated on as he became unconscious with difficulty in breathing.
The 84-year-old three-time former Assam chief minister was admitted to GMCH on November 2. He was put under invasive ventilation on Saturday night when his condition worsened.
Gogoi also suffered a multi-organ failure. He had tested positive for Covid-19 on August 25.
Anguished by his passing away: PM Modi other leaders condole death
Prime MInister saddened by the death of the veteran leader tweeted, "Shri Tarun Gogoi Ji was a popular leader and a veteran administrator, who had years of political experience in Assam as well as the Centre. Anguished by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti."
Rahul Gandhi also tweeted, "Shri Tarun Gogoi was a true Congress leader. He devoted his life to bringing all the people and communities of Assam together. For me, he was a great and wise teacher. I loved and respected him deeply. I will miss him. My love and condolences to Gaurav & the family."