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Biography for Tarun Gogoi

First Name: Tarun
Last Name: Gogoi
Title: Chief Minister, Assam, India
Country: India
Date of Birth: 01/04/1936
Place of Birth: Rangajan Tea Estate in Jorhat district
Family: His father was Late Dr. Kamaleshwar Gogoi
Spouses: Dolly Gogoi (married in 1972) Source: Assam Government"Tarun Gogoi may be Assam?s new Chief Minister, but for wife Dolly he is a ?caring husband? with all the ingredients of a ?family man.? For Dolly, a housewife now, life remains the same ? be it in power or without it. ?Nothing new to me. Being the Chief Minister?s wife does not bring in any change to my daily life and to me it is just like any other day,? . Ever since their marriage in 1972, Dolly was a source of inspiration for the 65-year-old Tarun Gogoi. ?He is a seasoned politician and I am sure he would be able to provide good governance,? said Dolly, who had earlier run a school in New Delhi. Dolly does not have any political ambitions as such ? rather she prefers to maintain a low profile doing household chores and grooming her two children. ( Source India Tribune 2001 05 21)
Children: One son, one daughter,The son Gaurav, a college student in New Delhi is, however, in a spot ? to join or not to join politics. ?Maybe, I don?t know. Half of my family say go for it (politics), while half of them say go and do something else,? Gaurav said. ?I am interested in politics no doubt and I feel proud of my father and expect him to successfully complete his full five-year term. ( Source India Tribune 2001 05 21)
Education: BA Degree from J B College.LL.B Degree from Gauhati University (Law)Source: Assam Government
Hobbies: Reading and gardening. Sports
CV: Layer1968: Elected as a member of Jorhat Municipal Board.Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi spotted hid talent and in 1971 entrusted him with the responsibility of organising the youth community of the State. 1971; Elected the 5th Lok Sabha. 1976:Joint Secretary of All India Congress Committee. 1977: Re-elected to the 6th Lok Sabha 1983: Re-elected tot he 7th Lok Sabha in 1983.1985:  General Secretary of All India congress Committee1986-1990  President of Assam Pradesh Congress(I) Committee.1991: Elected to the 10th Lok Sabha and Vice President, APCC (I).1991-93:  Union Minister of Food (Independent Charge). 1993 - 1995: Responsible for Food Processing Industry as the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge).1996-1998 Elected Member of Assam Legislative Assembly from Margherita Constituency. 1998: Elected  member of Parliament for the firth time in to t the 12th Lok Sabha. 1999 Re-elected to the 13th Lok Sabha. 1996- President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee.05/18/2001  Chief Minister AssamSource: Assam Government
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...Assam Government "Tarun Gogoi may be Assam?s new Chief Minister, but for wife Dolly he is a ?caring husband? with all the ingredients of a ?family man.? For Dolly, a housewife now, life remains the same ? be it in power or without it. ?Nothing new to me. Being the Chief Minister?s wife does not bring in any change to my daily life and to me it is just like any other day,? . Ever since their marriage in 1972, Dolly was a source of inspiration for the 65-year-old Tarun Gogoi. ?He is a seasoned politician and I am sure he would be able to provide good governance,? said Dolly, who had earlier run a school in New Delhi. Dolly does not have any political ambitions as such ? rather she prefers to maintain a low profile doing household chores and grooming her two children. ( Source India Tribune 2001 05 21)" ...

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