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Ex-CM Bhumidhar Barman’s condition deteriorates

GUWAHATI: The condition of former Assam chief minister Bhumidhar Barman, who has been admitted to a private hospital here with age related ailments, was stated to be critical this afternoon.

He is 91 and is a diabetic patient.

He was admitted to hospital a few days ago with diabetic issues. According to family sources, his condition further deteriorated after being admitted to hospital and is in intensive care unit.

A team of Congress leaders, led by state party president Ripun Bora, visited Barman at the hospital this afternoon.

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“We have been assured by the doctors attending Dr Barman that his condition is improving. We pray for his speedy recovery,” posted Bora on social media.

The veteran Congress man occupied the chief minister’s chair between April 22 and May 14, 1996 following the demise of then chief minister Hiteswar Saikia. He also officiated in the chief minister’s capacity in the absence of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi in 2001-02 who was on leave on medical ground.

Born in 1931 at Belsor in Nalbari district, Barman was first elected to Assam assembly in 1967. He was elected seven times from Barkhetry constituency and was made a cabinet minister in 2015.

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having completed his matriculation from Tihu High School, Barman graduated from Calcutta University.

Barman’s son Diganta Barman is presently the Congress candidate from Barkhetry.

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