Tarun Gogoi


Tarun Gogoi is an indian politician since 2001, he is serving as the Assam’s Chief Minister. He is a member of the Indian National Congress and in Assam his party had led to 3 consecutive victories.

On 18 May 2015,  as Chief Minister of Assam, he completed his 14 consecutive years.

Early life

On 11 October, 1934 Tarun Gogoi was born into an ethnic Assamese Tai-Ahom family at Rangajan Tea Estate, former Sivasagar District, now the Jorhat District of Assam.

Dr Kamaleshwar Gogoi, his father was a medical practitioner at Rangajan Tea Estate. Usha Gogoi, his mother younger sister of the renowned poet Ganesh Gogoi, and was s known for her collection of poetry, Hiyar Samahar (Heart’s Treasures).

Personal life

On 30 July 1972, Tarun Gogoi married Dolly Gogoi. From Gauhati University, Dolly Gogoi is a post-graduated in Zoology. His daughter is an MBA and on, Gaurav Gogoi is a member of parliament  from Kaliabar, who holds a degree in Public Administration from New York University.

Political career

From Lok Sabha, Gogoi served 6 terms as Member of Parliament. In 1971-85, he first represented in Jorhat. He was elected from Kalibor (1991–96/1998–2002). Gaurav Gogoi, is currently holding the seat of Kalibar.

Tarun Gogoi was elected as the  Joint Secretary of  All India Congress Committee (AICC) with national stature in 1976 under Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Later he served as the General Secretary of the AICC (1985–90) under Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.

In (1991–96) He 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).

Position held in the past

  • 1968 : Member, Municipal Board, Jorhat.
  • 1968 : Member, Municipal Board, Jorhat.
  • 1971 : Elected to 5th Lok Sabha.
  • 1976 : Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee.
  • 1977 : Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha (2nd term).
  • 1983 : Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (3rd term).
  • 1983 : Joint Secretary All India Congress Committee (AICC(I)).
  • 1985 : General Secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC(I).
  • 1986-1990 : President, Pradesh Congress Committee P.C.C.(I)), Assam.
  • 1991-1993 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Food.
  • 1993-1995 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge). Ministry of Food Processing Industry.
  • 1993-1995 : Member, Assam Legislative Assembly.
  • 1997-1998 : Elected as Member of ALA.
  • 1998-99 : Member, Committee on Government Assurances
  • 1998-99 : Member, Committee on External Affairs.
  • 1998-99 : Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • 1998 : Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term).
  • 1999 : Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term).
  • 1999-2000 : Member, Committee on Railways.
  • 18 May 2001 : Assumed the Office of Chief Minister, Assam. (1st Term)
  • Sept-2001 : Elected as Member of ALA.
  • 11 May 2006 : Elected as Member of ALA.
  • 14 May 2006 : Assumed the Office of Chief Minister, Assam (2nd Term)
  • 13 May 2011 : Elected as Member of ALA.
  • 18 May 2011 : Assumed the Office of Chief Minister, Assam. (3rd Term)
Chief Minister of Assam
Assumed office 17 May 2001
Preceded by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta
Member of Legislative Assembly Titabar
Assumed office 20 September 2001
Preceded by Dip Gogoi
Member of Parliament Kaliabor
In office 1998–2002
Preceded by Keshab Mahanta
Succeeded by Dip Gogoi
Member of Legislative Assembly Margherita
In office 1996–1998
Preceded by Kul Bahadur Chetri
Succeeded by Pradyut Bordoloi
Member of Parliament Kaliabor
In office 1991–1996
Preceded by Bhadreswar Tanti
Succeeded by Keshab Mahanta
Member of Parliament Jorhat
In office 1971–1985
Preceded by Rajendranath Barua
Succeeded by Parag Chaliha
Personal details
Born 11 October 1934 (age 81),Rangajan Tea Estate, erstwhile Sivasagar district, British Raj (present-day Jorhat district, Assam, India)
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Parents Late Dr. Kamaleswar Gogoi,Late Usha Gogoi
Spouse(s) Dolly Gogoi
Children Chandrima Gogoi and Gaurav Gogoi
Alma mater Gauhati University
Religion Hinduism
Residence Guwahati
Profession Lawyer, Politician.
Website www.tarungogoi.in
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