Assam

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi passes away

Gogoi had been admitted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital since November 2 with post-Covid complications

Guwahati-  Former Assam chief minister and veteran Congress leader Tarun Gogoi passed away at 86 on Monday after falling critically ill due to post-Covid complications.

Gogoi had been admitted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital since November 2 with post-Covid complications and was on non-invasive ventilation. He had tested positive for Covid-19 on August 25 and was discharged from the hospital on October 25.

The 86-year-old 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.

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 reort.

(More update awaited)

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