Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passed away at the age of 86 after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at Gauhati Medical College Hospital for post-COVID complications. The leader was earlier put on ventilator after he suffered multi-organ failure, doctors said. He had tested positive for coronavirus in August.
PM Narendra Modi said he was anguished by death of former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi who passed away while undergoing treatment on Monday. "Gogoi ji was a popular leader and veteran administrator who had years of political experience in Assam as well as the Centre. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of sadness," said PM.