Dispur, Nov 23: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced that the State government would observe three-day State mourning in honour of the former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who breathed his last this evening. Chief Minister Sonowal also paid his last respect to the mortal remains of the former Chief Minister at GMCH today.
Later talking to media persons, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “With the death of former CM Tarun Gogoi, the State has lost a great leader. He set high moral standards with his selfless service to the people. I feel like losing a father at his death”.
It may be noted that Chief Minister Sonowal upon hearing the news of deteriorating health condition of the former CM cancelled all his official engagements at Dibrugarh and returned to Guwahati by air. He went directly from LGBI Airport to GMCH and paid his tribute to the mortal remains of the former CM.