Guwahati, Nov 26: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was cremated with full state honours at the Nabagraha crematorium today.
The last rites were performed by his son MP Gaurav Gogoi in the presence of family members and well-wishers.
A final wreath-laying ceremony was held at the cremation ground before the cremation rites where political leaders cutting across party lines including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and State BJP president Ranjit Dass paid their last respects to the longest-serving Chief Minister of Assam.
Earlier today, the funeral procession rally for the former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi began from Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra to the former CM’s official residence at Dispur in Guwahati.
The procession rally halted at the government residence of Late Tarun Gogoi in Minister’s Colony for a short time. Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reached Minister’s Colony at the former chief minister’s official government residence to pay last tributes.
The mortal remains of former Assam chief minister were brought to the church at Rukminigaon from his official residence where people paid their last respects.
From the church at Rukminigaon, Tarun Gogoi’s mortal remains were brought to the Naamghar at Zoo road where rituals were conducted.
Rich tributes were paid to former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi at Burha Masjid in Ambari. The funeral procession of late Tarun Gogoi reached Ugratara Temple where people paid last tributes to the veteran politician.
From Ugratara Temple, the mortal remains of the former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was brought ro Navagraha crematorium where the last rites were performed.
Hundreds of people thronged the streets of the city today to catch a final glimpse of the political stalwart.
Tarun Gogoi, the longest-serving Chief Minister of Assam breathed his last on November 23 after a long battle with post-Covid complications. He was 84.. He had tested positive for COVID-19 in August. The veteran Congress leader had suffered multi-organ failure and was on ventilation.