GUWAHATI: The last rites of the longest-serving Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi were performed with full state honours at Navagraha crematorium in Guwahati on Thursday.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, and other political leaders and fan followers attended the funeral.
Assam Police played Lead kindly Light tune at the funeral. Religious prayers have been performed at the funeral.
The funeral pyre was lit by his son Gaurav Gogoi in presence of family members, amid chanting of Tai Ahom prayers.
The funeral procession of Gogoi started at 7 am from Sankardeva Kalakshetra where his mortal remains have been kept to pay tribute by his fan followers. The mortal remains have been taken to his government residence where his family members paid last tribute.
As per his wishes, the mortal remains of Gogoi has been taken to different places of worship. The mortal remains have been taken to Rukminigaon Church, Zoo Road Naamghar, Bura Jama Masjid, Ugratara Devalaya, and finally to Navagraha.
As a mark of respect to the people’s leader, the state government has declared a half-holiday as the last rites of Tarun Gogoi will be performed in Guwahati.
Tarun Gogoi, one of Assam’s tallest political leaders, breathed his last at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on November 23 after a long battle with post-Covid complications.
The members of Purna-Silpam has taken the footprints and hand prints of Tarun Gogoi at his residence by following the rituals.