orn on April 1, 1936, 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.
Since, then Gogoi served six terms as a Member of Parliament (MP) 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.
He also served as General Secretary of the AICC (1985–90) under Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and later 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).
Tarun Gagoi will be remembered as the tallest leader from the North East who remian relevant both at the state and national level politics.
Report filed by OECEL News Bureau