North-East India and the leaders from the seven sisters are not considered high for some reasons however, in the time of looking down upon them, a leader made everyone look at him and that interesting person is Sri Tarun Gogoi.

Are North East states mentioned in Indian history?: The answer to that is yes! Great leader Lachith Bad Phukan is from Assam, he stood as a tough warrior against Mughals. In fact, in Indian epic Maha Bharath also mentioned North Eastern states.

There is unknown discrimination on North Eastern states. From those states one leader has emerged and influenced Indian states. He is Tarun Gogoi.

Birthdate and place:
Gogoi was born on 11 October 1936 into an ethnic Assamese Tai-Ahom family at Rangajan Tea Estate, erstwhile Sibsagar District, now the Jorhat District of Assam.

His father, Dr. Kamaleshwar Gogoi was a medical practitioner at Rangajan Tea Estate and his mother, Usha Gogoi, was the younger sister of the poet Ganesh Gogoi.

The rarest political victory:
He completed 15 consecutive years as Chief Minister of Assam on 18 May 2016 as the longest-serving Chief Minister of the state. He is a prominent leader in Congress and he made Assam the unbroken and unachievable fort for non-congress parties.

Political career:
Gogoi has served six terms as a Member of Parliament from the Lok Sabha. He first represented Jorhat in 1971–85. Later Gogoi was elected from Kaliabor (1991–96/1998–2002). The Kaliabor seat is currently held by his son Gaurav Gogoi.

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. He later served as General Secretary of the AICC (1985–90) under Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Gogoi served in the Union Cabinet of India under Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao as Union Minister of State in the Food and Food Processing Industry departments (1991–96).

Gogoi served as the President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) in 1986–90. 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. He first represented the Margherita constituency in the legislature in 1996–98. Gogoi has represented the Titabar constituency since 2001.

Tarun Gogoi was elected Chief Minister of Assam in 2001 after he led the Indian National Congress to victory in the state elections. He has since led the party to a record three consecutive electoral victories in the state as Chief Minister. But the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha has put him in hard time managing his own cabinet colleagues. Congress won only three out of 14 Lok Sabha seats from Assam. On the other hand, BJP got seven seats, which is the highest number of seats won by the party in any Lok Sabha election in Assam. Before the election, Gogoi had declared that he would resign from the post of Chief Minister if the Congress party won less than seven out of 14 Lok Sabha seats. In July 2014, Gogoi indicated that he might not lead the party in the 2016 Assembly elections.

The demise of a great leader:
On 26 August 2020, Gogoi was hospitalized with COVID-19 and was given a blood plasma transplant. He died on 23 November 2020 at 5.34 PM in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital due to post-COVID complications and multiple organ failure.

In democratic India, encouraging the North East state leaders is less compared with the North leaders. The reasons are unknown.

Many leaders emerged from the land of Assam. Tarun Gogoi’s demise is a deep vacuum for Congress and for the seven sisters. Congress has lost a great leader this year, Shri Pranab Mukharjee, and now Shri Tarun Gogoi.

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