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Assam: Former Chief Minister Tarun gogoi turns 86

Tarun Gogoi, 3-time former Chief Minister of Assam and a veteran Congress Leader, turns 86-years old today.

He also posted on his Twitter account that, all the wishes have encouraged him immensely and that he is grateful to all.

Tarun Gogoi was born at Rangajan Tea Estate, erstwhile Sivasagar district, now the Jorhat district of Assam in 1936.

Fondly also called Punakon by his parents. 

Gogoi started his career as ward member of Jorhat Municipality in 1969. He was elected as Member of Parliament in 1971.

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Served for six terms till 2001, first from Jorhat and later from Koliabor.

Gogoi became a political leader with national stature after he was elected Joint Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in 1976 under Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Gogoi served as the President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) from 1986 to 1990.

He was elected to a second term as President in 1996. Gogoi has since served four terms as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the legislature of Assam from 1986 to 2001.

He was also elected Chief Minister of Assam in 2001 after he led the Indian National Congress to victory in the state elections.

He held his position as the CM of Assam for 15 years.

However, Gogoi recently suffered from Covid-19 and is currently admitted to GMCH for treatment.

Team InsideNe wishes him a speedy recovery on his Birthday.

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