Congress MLA Pranab Gogoi deadPTI | Guwahati | Updated: 04-02-2020 13:43 IST | Created: 04-02-2020 13:43 IST
Gogoi, the MLA of Sibsagar, was ailing for the past few days. He was admitted to a hospital where he breathed his last late last night, family sources said. Gogoi was elected from the constituency for four consecutive terms since 2001.
An advocate by profession, Gogoi served as the law minister from 2006 to 2011 and was the Speaker of the state Assembly between 2011 and 2016. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed his condolence to Gogoi's bereaved family members.
"Gogoi was a senior political leader of the state and his passing away is an irreparable loss not only to the state's political scenario but also to Assamese society," he said. The veteran Congress leader will always be remembered as a sincere and committed party worker..