Ex-Assam Speaker Pranab Gogoi dead

Ex-Assam Speaker Pranab Gogoi dead

Agency News

Guwahati, Feb 4 :Former Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker and MLA Pranab Kumar Gogoi breathed his last here yesterday.

The veteran Congress leader died at a city hospital late last evening at the age of 84.

He was the incumbent MLA of Sivsagar constituency and had been elected from the same seat four times.

An advocate by profession, Gogoi was had served as the Law minister from 2006-11 and was the Speaker of the state Assembly from 2011 to 2016.

Last respects were paid to him at the state Assembly premise and state Congress headquarter here today, before being taken to Sivsagar for last rites.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal former CM Tarun Gogoi, Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, senior Cabinet minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury, among others, have condoled the death of Gogoi. (UNI)